Whenever I think about Mariah Carey, the first thing that comes into my mind is DIVA. So its really no surprise that OPI gives her a line that's called "Liquid Sand". This is a new variant from OPI which I believe would be coming out more in their collections.


I've been looking for an inexpensive heat protectant product, and luckily I stumbled upon the Prostyle Fuwarie End Curling Mist while strolling around Beauty Bar!

Korea Post #3: (Must-See Places!) Nami Island

ll be sharing about our trip to Nami Island, which is located outside of Seoul. We had to take a train (different from the subway system, sorry but I forgot the place where we took this, but its the nearest train station from Myeongdong).


Having dark brows and light hair has always been a problem for me. I have always tried to put a little hair dye on my brows (which I do NOT recommend for anyone to do because this may cause severe skin irritation OR burn your skin) to lighten them up, but it hasn't worked.


I finally tried the Sweet Orange shade of the Etude House Bubble Hair Coloring! Its a brighter shade compared to the Natural Brown, and makes your hair tons lighter.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Handsome Men's Club

Ever wondered what would happen if the handsome guys of Hollywood would decide on forming a club and call it..."The Handsome Men's Club"?

I thought this was hilarious. "I had your back, you punk-ass bitch!"

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Timbaland Concert feat. Justin Timberlake & Jojo and U-Kiss Tour on March 27!

This Saturday, forget about the Justin Timberlake's only going to be on a big-ass screen rumor and know that he's coming over FOR REAL (with Jessica Biel in tow as they say) and watch the Timbaland Shock Value II Tour entitled, Changing Lives together with Jojo and a Special Appearance by Justin Timberlake.

Its going to happen on Saturday, March 24, 2010 at the SM Mall of Asia Open Concert Grounds and its being brought to you by Smart Buddy.

Tickets as priced:
VIP PhP 4,651.20
GOLD PhP 3,100.80
SILVER PhP 1,550.40
BRONZE PhP 310.08

There's also a mosh pit area or the VVIP section for PhP8,268.80 but is not available for purchasing through the website. Call TicketWorld at (+632) 891.9999 for more details.

This is a fund raising project courtesy of the Smart Foundation. There's still time, so buy your tickets here.
Apparently Justin Timberlake is on the PAL flight bound for Manila and Gary Valenciano is sitting 2 seats away from him! Info courtesy of Ruffa Gutierrez's twitter.

But if you're a bit strapped for cash and want to see something for free instead, head over to any of the SM Malls where U-Kiss, a South Korean boy band will be having their Philippine Promo tour!

Their mall tour will consist of going to:
March 26 (Fri) @ 5pm- SM Megamall
March 27 (Sat) @ 6pm- SM Clark, Pampanga
March 28 (Sun) @ 5pm- SM North Edsa Annex

I'm actually impressed that they're heading over to Pampanga as well! There's a fan signing of their CDs for those who come early, so U-Kiss fans, remember this info and get there early!

I honestly heard only of U-Kiss through the show Makbanshi (Maknae Rebellion) where Dongho is part of, and I think I've seen this video once. All South Korean artists are very impressive to watch so if you're not doing anything, go go go!:D

ADDED: Just also received word that U-Kiss' latest album "Only One" will be released FIRST in all the three venues of U-Kiss mall shows. When you buy the "Only One" CD at these three venues, you will get an EXCLUSIVE U-Kiss Philippine Promo Tour POSTER, which will not be available in the regular record stores.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

March Make-Up Haul! (Got all these for free!)

Hello everyone! I know I said I was going to be on hiatus, but I couldn't resist making this post because my mom gave me a lot of make-up that was given to her that she thought she wouldn't use. Since I also got myself a new camera, I thought I'd share with you the excellent loot!
fr L-R: Elizabeth Arden's Exceptional Lipstick in Pink Vibration, Victoria's Secret Make Me Gorgeous All-over Face Kit (Plums), Elizabeth Arden's Exceptional Lipstick in Red Diamond, Elizabeth Arden's Shimmer Powder in Nude
I got all these a week ago, so I haven't used them yet. Here's how the Victoria's Secret palette looks like when closed:
Not really a fan of those jewels on the side, makes the compact look cheap. I tried swatching the eyeshadows (those on the bottom drawer) as well as the lip glosses (those on top) but they're all too sheer to be caught by the camera.
As for the lipsticks, I thankfully could swatch them on my hand:
They're both highly pigmented but very shimmery.Pink Vibration's a really fun color and when you apply it, your lips literally turn PINK. It glides on well. I'd say its a young color and perfect when you want to amp up what you're wearing with something vibrant. But you can also top this off with a frosty gloss so that it's not too loud.Red Diamond has bits of gold flecks in it. Don't be deceived by the color! A bit on the lighter side of red. This goes on PINKISH. Not exactly my favorite though, I like the pink more. Here's how they look like when worn:
Pink Vibration (left), Red Diamond (right)
My favorite among the bunch is the Elizabeth Arden Shimmer Powder in Nude. I love how subtle the shimmer is. Very classy packaging:
You can use a fluffy brush to apply this to the bridge of your nose and your cheekbones to make your face look more luminous. I know it looks like a compact of too much glitter, but the shimmers do not show that much. Really pretty!
Elizabeth Arden Exceptional Lipstick costs $19.50 each through Macy's Online. Still researching on how the others cost!
On the 1st weekend of April I'll be going to KOREA!:D I'm super duper excited and I'll keep you guys posted on EVERYTHING I do, especially now since I have a brand spanking new camera!:D:D:D

Monday, March 15, 2010

Manny Pacquiao on GQ: The Good and Everything Bad About the Filipino

This Manny Pacquiao article which came out on GQ says a lot of things about placing Manny as a forefront of everything about the Philippines, like an idol and a Jesus-figure that the entire Team Pacquiao reveres. It presents a bleak picture of the Filipino that one can't help but wonder what others would feel after reading the article

I'll be posting a link on the article here, but what seriously disturbed me was this part:

"Take Luis "Chavit" Singson. The Governor, they call him, though he no longer holds that office. He's a 68-year-old tobacco magnate and one of the most powerful men in the Philippines. He's Manny's main political sponsor and a close friend—the kind admitted into the ring after fights. The Governor takes care of things for Manny. Actually, the Governor takes care of all sorts of things, some of which he speaks about with surprising candor. Say, the millions of dollars in gambling kickbacks he gave to former Philippine president Joseph Estrada. Or beating up his mistress. Last summer, the Governor found her with a younger man. He and a number of cohorts allegedly rectified this situation with (among other implements) a tiger whip. 

"I beat up both of them!" the Governor cheerfully told a radio interviewer in September, after a picture of the mistress, her face looking like a lasagna, appeared on the front page of The Philippine Star. "It's good I'm not ruthless," he added. "I didn't kill them."

The Governor was gracious enough to fly me and some two dozen other members of Team Pacquiao from Manila to General Santos for Manny's birthday party. We sat together. Later, one Team Pacquiao member expressed surprise that the Governor hadn't shown me the picture in his wallet.

"Who's it of ?" I asked.

"That guy's dick."


"After the Governor's guys had laid it on a table and whacked it with a hammer. It had to be surgically cut off after. Too mauled."

On the plane, I asked the Governor about Manny. "Girls squeal" in Pacquiao's presence, he remarked. "Like the sound of a pig being slaughtered!" But after a few minutes he changed the subject. "I have twelve tiger. When I home, I swim with them every day. But now I want to make liger, yes?" The product of a lion and a tiger. "So I bring lion in, and he do this, yes?" The Governor made a fucky-fucky motion with his right index finger and his closed left fist. "And he do, and he do. No liger. And so I make him do, and do some more. And then…acchhhhh!"

The Governor clasped his hands to his heart and rolled his eyes back in their orbits; his lion stud had literally died of a cardiac infarction while being made to copulate for the umpteenth time with one of his tigresses.

"No liger," the Governor said dejectedly.

Totally what the fuck. Probably a lot of foreigners would wonder how Chavit gets away with this. But that's just how it is for us. Those with money and power get away with it.

The rest of the article can be read here: http://www.gq.com/sports/profiles/201004/manny-pacquiao-boxer

Sunday, March 14, 2010

GEO Fresh Grey Review

Hello everyone! I'm so excited for this review because I have wanted to try CIRCLE LENSES for so long, and I've finally found a good online seller who is easy to talk and makes transactions fast! I'll talk about my bad experience with another online seller next time.
So what are circle lenses? They're basically contact lenses that make your eyes look bigger. Here's an example:
Geo Circle Lens in Fresh Grey: P780 available at trinketi.multiply.com
They come in a wide variety of colors, from blue, brown, black, grey, green and purple. I chose this one because I wanted a more subtle effect to just try it out, especially because I'm not used to wearing contact lenses, this was my 1st time to use one. (I suggest that you don't copy me haha because my eyes kept on watering on my first try to put it on)
The circle lens I ordered had a zero grade because I wanted to try the seller if she was reliable or not before getting one with a grade. Shipping was fast, I got the package 2 days right after I paid.
My brand new contacts! They look ordinary, right?
The lens come with a free case, and there's even free shipping if you buy 2 or more.
Here's how it looked like when I put it on:Here's my left eye w/o flash: it looks like there's more black then white LOL
Now w/flash!
The grey is ultra-subtle and you won't really notice the difference unless you saw my eyes before I put the contacts on, which is fine for me because I don't really want to vary what I look like that much.
I really like the way they look! I'll definitely re-purchase another set soon, probably in brown but something that gives me a whole different look.
Geo Fresh Grey Lens P780 + Shipping P50 = P830. Thanks to Lailani from Trinketi!:D Visit her multiply shop at http://trinketi.multiply.com!

How about you, have you tried using circle lenses? Who's your trusted seller?

Note: might be my last post for awhile, exams are coming up! Take care everyone, and thank you so much for reading!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Cop-out: Rocking Out with Their Glocks Out

With the recent hype surrounding Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, coupled with the disappointed sighs of some (I said SOME, NOT ALL!) who've watched it, I want to give you, the viewer, an option if ever you go to the cinemas and see that nothing else is showing except Alice OR if every seat is filled and you're pressured to do something with your date.

COP-OUT: Rock out with your glock out. How can anyone go wrong with that tagline?

I suggest you watch COP-OUT instead, which stars Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan (famous for his role in 30 Rock).  This movie is hilarious. Plot is mababaw and sabaw, perfect for one of those Friday nights when you just want to get away from all the pressures of exams, work, anything!

I seriously have no idea why it got such low rates in reviews, but whatever, I suggest you do watch it. This was recommended to me by my blockmates and I am so glad I watched it. You have to watch out for Sean William Scott, he is beyond funny.

Disclaimer though, the movie's R-18, and I think you have to like black jokes if you're going to enjoy it.

Also, I liked this movie more than Alice. So there. I mean Alice was nice and everything, but its just not my thing. I just feel like they focused to much on the effects than creating a stronger story. But that's just me.

Here's the trailer:

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Etude House's VIP Girl Dear Darling Lipstick in OR205 Review

I have been searching endlessly for the perfect salmon-colored lipstick, and it looks like I've found it! 

VIP Girl Dear Darling Lipstick in OR205
PHP398.00 at Etude House in SM Megamall

Worries were finally erased when I saw this lipstick in Etude House. It has a nice matte finish when worn and I didn't have to slather on concealer on my lips before applying. Don't be intimidated with its orange tint when you open the tube. When I swatched this on my hand it waaaay orange. But its a different story when its on your lips:

Left: without lipgloss; Right: applied a frosty pink over it
Make-up: Maybelline's Mineral Liquid Foundation; In2it Long-Lasting Liquid Liner; MAC's Pressed Blotting Powder and Etude House's VIP Girl Dear Darling Lipstick in OR205

Its totally perfect for everyday use for school or for work. I also love that you can pair it with other soft colors and it comes out different! I've been wearing it everyday and the color lasts for about 4 hours. Just re-apply every bathroom break :)
For the price, I would say its a pretty good buy, the packaging is super cute.

Okay just to set things straight, I have a hard time wearing lipsticks. Its because my lips are too red and its hard for me to wear dark or even light colors. This is suitable for those with fair skin, if you're on the morena side, go with a lighter pink.

Oscars 2010 Fashion: What I Loved!

I know a lot of blogs out there are doing their yearly Oscars fashion rundown, but I want to keep things simple here and just list down the dresses I like, and throw in a comment or two.


I don't know about you, but maybe she should've gotten a self-tanner before she wore this dress. It just washes her out! Or maybe she could've paired the  gown with an eye-catching lipstick such as a bright red.


Okay I don't know what she was thinking, obviously she wanted to be unconventional which is why she went for this dress. But come on! The dress looks like it lacked the needed material which is why different fabrics and textures were used. I don't like it at all.

MY DRESS LOOKS FANTASTIC BUT I DID SOMETHING TO MAKE IT LOOK BAD GOES TO...(2 winners, wuhoo!)Miley Cyrus (or is it Billy Ray in a dress? She looks so much like her dad!)

Let's admit it, the dress looks like what Zoe Saldana's dress aspires to be when it grows up. The accessories are working with it, but then Miley strikes a pose and becomes a hunchback. Somebody teach her some posture!

Tina Fey

The dress has a flattering cut on her, but then we see a little pouch hanging around her middle, making her look pregnant, or that she just pigged out a nearby Burger King. 


J.Lo hasn't had a miss in years, and credit has to go especially to her, she knows what her body type is and she knows what just works! This dress shows us that pastel colors can also be worn by adults. Black can go to the tweens, but colors are a go-to especially in spring.

The actresses I surprisingly loved what they were wearing are:

Meryl Streep

She looks beyond regal in white. We all know that she isn't known for her fashion sense (unless someone is dressing her up in wardrobe for The Devil Wears Prada), but she pulled this off quite nicely.

Rachel McAdams

I don't know if anyone would agree with me on this, but I loved this gown. It just screamed, SPRING!!! Its my fave out of the whole bunch, looks extremely wearable for anyone. I love how its so laid-back but incredibly apt for the occasion.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

SkinWhite Whitening Hand and Body Lotion

I love checking out products made by Filipinos, and I particularly love to scour around HBC (Health & Beauty Exclusives) looking for cheap thrills for just about anything. When I wanted my hair to be a shade lighter, I turned to Kolours (made by the wonderful Splash Corp) because my friend told me that their colors are vibrant and definitely less pricier than the usual home colors. Results were good so I never turn down an opportunity to try out any of their products.

Today I turned to SkinWhite, because I saw a couple of ladies in a supermarket getting this product as their lotion of choice so I said, why not try it out?
Their Whitening Hand and Body Lotion is available in 4 variants: Cooling, Classic SPF 10, Classic SPF 20, and Ultra-Hydrating.  I got the Cooling one since its summer. That's the 1st bottle in the picture.
Bottle says: 
Rich creamy formulation 
Promotes fairer, whiter, more vibrant, healthy glowing skin in as early as 2 weeks.
SPF protects skin from sun-damage caused by prolonged sun exposure.
Dermatologist Tested Safe and Effective

When I initially applied it on my skin, it has a compact texture and you need to squeeze a medium amount to cover an entire arm. It contained some microbeads which I guess is the "cooling" part, and I did feel more refreshed than usual after taking a shower. I like the smell, I keep smelling myself until now haha. Though it says NON-GREASY FORMULA on the bottle, it felt a bit gummy on my hands. But it disappeared after a few minutes when the lotion was absorbed.
As for the whitening, I'm not sure how great I am to review whitening products, since I'm fair-skinned, and I bought this to maintain my color because I already use a whitening product for my face so I wanted to also use one for my body. But we'll see if I get any whiter in a few days! (Note: the girls I saw purchasing this were morenas, so maybe it does work for them)
SkinWhite Hand and Body Whitening Lotion (100ml) costs PHP72.75 in HBC stores and other supermarkets. Available in 50ml, 100ml, 200ml and 350ml bottles.

Yes I will possibly re-purchase! I really like how the lotion smells--can you say I'm already obsessed with it?