Something More than Special with Sleek i-Divine Oh So Special Palette

Hmmm, just thinking about Must Be Mom’s Special Ensaymaditas is making my mouth water. For the uninitiated, the best way to describe ensaymada is fluffy bread topped with melted sugary butter and shredded cheese. Well, that’s how ensaymadas are supposed to be, but not all patissieres would agree. Some would take their own route and make mini-ensaymadas (or ensaymaditas). Not exactly how I wanted it, but it was worth the try.

But this isn’t going to be a full food post. I still have makeup on my mind. πŸ˜› I don’t wear pink shadows—I’m too shy/scared to rock those. But Sleek ensures that we get the full treatment with any color.. including pink. With the Oh So Special palette, pinks become wearable and pretty on warm tones… like how I completely underestimated ensaymaditas.

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Summer Blushing and A Tug-of-War with Kindle

Before anything else, this is a heavy-image post so take caution when jumping-to-read-more. πŸ˜› For this spring/summer, I’m drawn to matte, glowing cheeks. Matte isn’t always equal to glowing but with my affinity with shimmery shadows, matte blushes save me from going overboard. And what better way than to opt for peachy, baby pink blushes? Highlighters, completely optional.

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James Cooper Three Color Palette Inspires Subtlety

With its matte black case and no-whistles booth at Watson’s (heck, I don’t even hear enough about this brand), James Cooper is the king of subtlety. This is from his Jazzy collection but I am not entirely sure if he has older collections and whatnots. He’s locally known as a make-up artist to great showbiz names. His eyeshadows though are far from subtle, but we’ll get to that later. πŸ™‚

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A Nude Lipstick Playlist feat. NYC, L’Oreal, Maybelline, Fanny Serrano and NYX!

Hello there! It’s been a summer whirlwind for me. I just got back from a vacation-slash-work with some of my schoolmates and friends. How’s your spring/summer break going? πŸ™‚

I’ve been on a low-maintenance status when it comes to my lips. Since I was packing and unpacking my bags from the past few days, my playlist for lip colors is bland but definitely not boring. Here are the tubes that I’m currently jamming to:

1. NYC Ultra Moist Lip Wear in Pink Sand

2. L’Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick in Fairest Nude

3. Maybelline ColorSensational Lipstick in Pink Please

4. Fanny Serrano NightLight Lipstick in Peach Champagne (individual review on this soon!)

5. NYX Round Lipstick in Pumpkin Pie

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A NYX Haul!

These items are forever in my wishlist and I finally gave in to the urge. πŸ˜€

1. NYX 10 Color Eyeshadow Palette in Haute Model

2. NYX Jumbo Pencils in Slate, Iced Mocha, Dark Brown, French Fries, Milk

3. NYX Slide On Eye Liner in Brown Perfection

4. NYX Xtreme Lip Cream in Buttery Nude

All items are from, from one of my favorite sellers, and if you have the knack of comparing the real from the fake stuff, eBay will be your online best friend.. albeit the wallet-eating factor. πŸ˜›


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Less is More with The Body Shop Seaweed Mattifying Moisture Lotion SPF15

Summer vacation has officially started for me! But truth to be told, summer in my shores isn’t all about the glorious rays of the sun. In fact, it’s far from glorious, especially if you live in the city. Temperatures rising above 85, heat strokes… anything we would do for a bit of snow. Thus living in a two-season country makes you headΒ  for the nearest airconditioned mall, and endlessly find for the perfect sunblock. πŸ˜€

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March Favorites and Mini-Reviews!

It’s been awhile and I miss this!

March has been really busy and crucial. Busy — lots of responsibilities to take care of, and crucial — finishing my final requirements for my last four majors and my on-the-job training program next academic term. Come October, I’m finally having that diploma! πŸ˜€

March was also the month that I finally found my HG (holy grail) foundation combo! And a few other things, too, that spiced up my days in March. πŸ™‚

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