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Happy Day!

28 Jan

Today is a happy day 😊

I got a little surprise in the afternoon and I had dinner with my former work colleague whom I haven’t seen in months.

It has also been my first time to go to the mall near my office (since the political rally took place and closed off the streets). I have been looking for Maybelline products like the new (?) matte lipsticks, lip glossed and primer but most of them are not available. I finally found the bouncy blush (I know we’re so behind here) but it was almost US$ 15, so I did not get it yet.

I got other things though, which I really need.

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I got Skinlite Make-up Cleansing Tissues in Cucumber, Maybelline Color Show in Buried Treasure, essence lip liners in In the Nude and Cute Pink and Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Elusive. I’m so excited with the Matte Balm as it is moisturising and pigmented. I really wanted the red colour (I didn’t get the name) but the colour pay-off was not that good. *** Please pardon the picture quality as the lighting is not good here.***

I’m so excited to try everything now 😉

Anyway, how was your day, too? Hope you had a good one. Cheers!😊

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Very Inspiring Blogger Award

3 Jul

I have recently been nominated a Very Inspiring Blogger Award by Elena of love212.org and I super appreciate it. Thank you, Elena for thinking of me.

Here are the rules for this award and tag post:

a. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to them.

b. Share 7 things about yourself.

c. Nominate 7 bloggers you find inspiring and leave a comment on their blog to let them know.

7 Things About Myself

1. I’ll visit home (the Philippines) in 2 weeks.

2. I can’t go down the (fast and high) escalator when I’m wearing heels.

3. I just finished watching 3 seasons of a Japanese medical drama called Team Medical Dragon.

4. Nail polish makes me happy.

5. I am craving for some red velvet cupcakes right now 🙂

6. I am reading the Freed, the third Fifty Shades of Grey book.

7. I never had my own pet.

I nominate the following bloggers:

1. http://raelessi.blogspot.com

2. http://mybeautymarksonamanta.blogspot.fr/

3. http://blissno9.wordpress.com/

4. http://bibeautyful.wordpress.com/

5. http://74daysofpolish.wordpress.com/

6. http://prettygossip.com/

7. http://sleepingbootay.wordpress.com/

Cheers! 🙂

International Makeup Swap – Thailand/ France

24 Jun

Hi everyone! I’m so excited to share with you the package I recently received.

Sonam, my new friend from France, messaged me more than a month ago and asked me if I will be interested for a swap. Since I haven’t done any swap from France yet, I willingly agreed. We have exchanged e-mails getting to know more each other and finding out what each of us like. Like with my other swaps, we also did not set any price/ amount of goodies we will send each other.

Before I show you what products I got, I would like to send my appreciation and thanks to Sonam for being so nice and generous. I’m really happy to know you and become your new friend 🙂

So let’s take a peek of what’s inside the box…

a boxful of goodies

*Please leave a comment if you have any questions or if you want me to review any of the following products…

Basic Stockholm lip gloss – Maybelline My Gloss – essence Stay with me lip gloss in 01 Me&My Ice Cream – Revlon Lipglide  in 55 Peachy Sheen  – Sephora gloss lipstick no.37G

Catrice allround concealer palette – wet n wild color icon eyeshadow trio in Sweet as Candy and Walking on Eggshells – Catrice Absolute Eye Colour in 030 OMG I Want That! and 040 Never Let me Go!

L’oreal Color Infaillible in 013 Burning Black – Catrice 020 We Support Green Peas, 170 Don’t Drink and Dive, 110 Gilbert’s Grapefruit and 230 Where is My Caddy-Li-Lac – Catrice Made to Stay 040 Lord of the Blings – Astor Perfect Blush 001 Perfect Pink – essence multi colour blush 20 Fashionista – L’oreal Accord Perfect Blush 265 Golden Apricot

Primark Beauty nail polish (dark blue, mint green and red) – L’Oreal Resist & Shine Titanium Matte 500 Mat – Miss Cop Vernis Pop Fluo No.04, No. 01 and No. 05 – Catrice Ultimate Nail Lacquer 560 Rusty But Sexy

essence lipstick 53 All About Cupcake – Maybelline Great Lash Blackest Black – Astor Shine & Shape Mascara 001 Transparent – The Body Shop Vitamin E Eye Cream – Olay Firm & Lift Eye Gel – Reserve Naturelle eyelashes

Makeup sponges – Paname Nail File – Catrice Kohl Kajal 080 Don’t Mean to be Green and 080 Lucy in the Skies – Miss Cop eyeliner –  essence long lasting eye pencil 10 Almost Famous – essence lipliner 09 Nude Coral and 06 Satin Mauve – Catrice gel eye liner and smokey eyes brushes

Dessange hair serum – Renee Blanche shower gels milk & mint and cherry – Yves Rocher Micellar Cleansing Water

Herborist hand care crystal mask-Le Petit Marseillais shampoo, mask and conditioner

owl bracelet and hoop earrings

Thanks again, Sonam for all these wonderful goodies. I received so much from you! I actually had no idea what she sent me because I told her I want to be surprised 🙂 Some items may have broken and spilled but it’s not really a problem because I can still use them all. I’ll certainly enjoy using and playing with them.

She hasn’t received my package yet 😦 even if I sent it a week earlier. I hope she gets it this week and that she likes what I got her. I had fun shopping for her.

Update: Her package was sent back to me. I had to phone La Poste in France and ask them about the whereabouts of the package and I was told it has to be returned since it was not picked up at the post office when my friend did not get any claim stub at all. As much as I want to complain I can’t anymore as the package was on transit. To cut the long story short, I resend the package via EMS and she FINALLY got it after so much drama. If you want to see what I got her, check out Sonam’s blog entry here.

Like I said in my previous swap posts, aside from receiving goodies that are not locally available, making new friends from different parts of the world is what excites me the most! I’m happy to have made a new friend again.

Have you tried doing a swap? Care to share your experience?

Cheers! 🙂

Early Birthday Surprises

24 May

My birthday is really coming soon, YAY!

I received these special surprises this week. Being away from my family, I usually just hear Mass and have a simple lunch with my close friends here on the day of my birthday. Simple greetings and warm thoughts for my birthday are really enough for me; so birthday presents make my birthday extra special. I really appreciate it so much when family and friends go out of their way to send me something on this special day.

This post is a “thank you” post to show my appreciation and gratitude to these wonderful people who remembered my birthday.

I received a package from Rae. She is my first swap buddy and we have become good friends. You can check out her blog here. She is really nice and sweet, and has interesting entries in her blog. Here are the items she got me:

She got me a Nail Rock, LUSH Whoosh Shower Jelly, Aero Chocolates, and…

Original Source Mint & Tea Tree gel (which I reviewed here), LUSH glorious mud shower cubicle and sugar scrub

I really want to say thank you to Rae, who has been so thoughtful for indulging me with these products. She knows how much I like LUSH (and that there’s none here in Bangkok) and the Aero chocolates (which brings me good memories of when I was living in Sydney). I was also so thankful for the full-sized Original Source shower gel (she knows that I raved about this), as well as the nail rock (which I haven’t tried before and am excited to use) and the cute card with a sweet message. Thanks again, Rae 🙂

My mother also sent me a card…

with a really touching message.  Enclosed in a card is a cheque (that’s the green slip peeking from the card);) Thank you, Mum for the birthday wishes and suprise. You didn’t really have to give me anything…

I got another package and this time it was from my cousin who lives in America.

MAC Coppertone blush, Victoria’s Secret Strawberries & Champagne fragrance mist and another item from Victoria’s Secret  which will remain a secret 😉

My cousin never fails to also surprise me on special occasions  and for this, I am truly grateful. She also knows I love makeup and whatnot so I really appreciate her thoughtfulness. Thanks, cuz!

Like I said, presents are not the essence of my birthday but I appreciate the thoughts and the love that came with the lovely things they gave me. I may be away from my family and friends but I know they love me (with or without a gift, of course!)

How do you celebrate your birthdays? Care  to share?

The weekend is two days away so I hope you all have a good one!

Cheers 🙂

P.S. Let me know if you want me to review any of the products I mentioned above. Also, please don’t forget to follow or subscribe to my blog if you want to join my birthday giveaway which will end on May 26, 2012 11.:59pm GMT+7. Check out the giveaway here.