Thursday, April 15, 2010


I was hesitant to try this blush because i already have 6 blushes at hand.. and adding one more will give me a lesser chance to use the others. but one of our client said that i should personally try it!

hence this review:

I like how the effect produces a more contoured, sophisticated look. It's soft matte sheer. Very, very buildable; hence you can blend it easily or layer it up.. I like the natural warm look of it!

This is similar to my peachykeen (by MAC) but without the shimmer. The shimmer, though, isn't as big as that of Nars super orgasm ( i think nars super orgasm has a big chunk of shimmer.. lol)

will i recommend it?
yes! it's good for everyday wear (at an affordable price..)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Shelf Life of MAKE UP

Some General Makeup Expiration Guidelines.

if it smells, stinks, has a distinct odor that should not be, throw it away! I am amazed at how long women will keep cosmetics that have a bad odor, THROW IT!

and since cosmetics manufacturers aren’t yet required by law to put expiration dates on their products, it’s up to us to ditch the expired ones.

Oil-free foundation: 1 year
Cream or compact foundation: 18 months
Concealer: 12-18 months
Powder: 18 months - 2 years.
Liquid foundation may start to separate when its past its prime, but it usually lasts a good 6 months before you need to throw it out.
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.
Plus, after 3 months you’ll notice that it’s stopped performing as well, so it’s not a total loss to throw it out even if there’s product left. To avoid the death of your mascara, don’t pump the wand in and out of the tube as this pushes air into the tube. Upon pulling the wand out, twist the wand to pick up more product.
Lipstick: 2 years
Lip liner: 2 years
Lip gloss: 18-24 months
Nail color: 1 year.
Nail polish will become stringy and/or gooey and hard to apply when it goes bad.
Fragrance: 2-5 years.
Sponge: 1 month. even with cleaning after every use (which you should OFTEN do) because it collects bacteria.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Blog For April

I will be reviewing the following this April-May:

Smashbox Muse Blush
Smashbox Kabuki Brush
MAC skinfinish in Smooth Merge
Bare Escentuals Rever up
MAC mineralize Blush
Smashbox Function Foundation

Monday, April 5, 2010


I tried this BARE ESCENTUALS MATTE on a whim.

I tried the golden medium shade.

According to BE's website:

"A mineral-based foundation that gives flawless coverage.

The coverage is complete and is free of preservatives, talc, oil, waxes, fragrances, and other chemicals that can irritate skin and cause breakouts."

I used this one with Bare Escentuals moisturizer and Rever Up.

But it didn't work for me :(

I only used this for 5-6 days.

During the 1st 3 days, I noticed that my pores were getting bigger. And it didn't go well with my concealer. At first, I tried this one with my mac studio fix concealer. But like I said, it didn't blend well. So, I tried again with my smashbox camera ready concealer, still it dodn't! :(

After having break outs, I got pimples (which I seldom have)! So, I was alarmed!!

And it caked, it stuck to my dry patches, it made my face look floury like a clown.

I decided to stop using this and go back with my smashbox halo powder.

If I have anything positive to say about the product, it would be that it felt very light on my skin. And the compliments stop there.

If you want to try this product, I suggest buying the sample size first. If it works for you, then good! But if it doesn't, like what happened to me, then its a waste of money.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Smashbox Tinted Treatment Lipstick in Solar

Tinted Treatment Lipstick

What it is: A lipstick and a treatment in one.
What it does: The inner core of vitamin E works to treat your lips while the colored outer core leaves a delicate wash of color to your lips.

It has 3 shades: ray, solar & shine.

Solar is cherry

Shine is bubblegum pink

Ray is blackberry

Why I like it:

It has an excellent moisturizing for chapped lips.

I like the color.

It isn't sticky.

It layers easily.

It looks natural (but don't overdo it!)

it has SPF! (protects my lips from the sun).

You are getting 3 in 1 - a lipstick + treatment + spf

If you haven't bought one yet, then I suggest you buy now! :)

I got the tinted lipstick in Solar.

I'm thinking of getting the Shine too.. :)

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Myron's Place

We went to Myron's to try their steak because I read somewhere that they have the best steak in the metro.

When we got to Myron's Place, they gave a very light bread with goat cheese. This is ideal for those on diet.

We ordered "chorizo balls." The salad taste delicious but I personally didn't like the chorizo balls. I think it didn't go with the salad.. :(

After that, we ordered Franco's cut which can be split into two. But if you are starving, then have the whole 450 grams all to yourself.

What can I say about Franco's steak? It was tender, delicious & yummy! Superb!!! I like it!
I love it! It is really Angus Beef.. I had mine done in "medium well". If you love steak, they I say.. go for this one. They have different kinds of steak you can choose from. And you won't go wrong ordering this one. Plus they have 3 kinds of dips.

After the main course, I ordered "banana cream pie". I should have tried the pudding instead. Because according to the server, that is their BEST dessert.

Banana cream pie is OK for me. Not bad but not great either. The 3rd layer (white something) makes the pie worth it! There wasn't anything SPECIAL on it. On my next visit, I will try the pudding..

Oh! The staff are friendly too.. :)

Ambiance - 5 star (not too crowded)
Price - 3.5 star
Steak - 5 star

Recommendable? - Yes, I would recommend their STEAK! :)


Chorizo Balls - PhP250
Franco's Cut - PhP1750
Iced Tea - PhP80
Banana Cream Pie - PhP180

Plus 10% service charge