Saturday, December 31, 2011

Nail Polish Review: Chanel Le Vernis in Paradoxal

Yes I know that I am so behind having and using this Nail polish! When Chanel Paradoxal was launched, many nail polish lovers were raving about it. How creamy and smoothly it glides when you put it on your nails, how good the color is and it's great quality. When I saw these great reviews and photos, I knew it was love at first sight! I immediately searched it in Rustan's department store in Makati and not to my surprise, it was sold out. The sales lady told me that many were pre-reserved already when it arrived here in the Philippines, that is why I can say that many Filipinas are nail polish addicts. I was also a bit hesitant to buy it because of its way too expensive price! So I let the season (oh it's a year, haha) passed and now I already gave in with Chanel Le Vernis.

Product Name: Chanel Le Vernis in Paradoxal
Description: Deep taupe-y gray with an undercurrent of purple shimmer
Purchased from: Rustan's Makati
Price: 1,350 php

-Creamy/buttery application
-One to two coats is enough
-Color is oh so gorgeous! Shimmers under the sun!
-Very glossy even w/o top coat
-Long wearing, doesn't chip easily (took 1 week before it chips but just at the end part of my nails)

-Too expensive for a nail polish
-Limited stocks as it's always out of stock

                    (Photo from All Lacquered Up)            (Chanel Paradoxal on my nails)

I took a photo of it while wearing (right photo) but I guess I didn't give much justice to it, Lol! So I opt to post a photo from All Lacquered Up (left photo). 

Chanel Le Vernis is really worth buying! Now I know why designer nail polishes are expensive. Has anyone of you tried a Chanel nail polish? I would love to hear your opinions about it. Or if you have questions regarding the said product, I will gladly try to answer it. =)

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Monday, December 26, 2011

Nail Polish Loots for December 2011

Hi everyone! Today's blog post will be about Nail polishes. :) You know how much i love collecting and using nail polishes in different colors that suits my skin complexion. Well, i don't really buy nail polishes that I cannot wear (doesn't look good on me) or just for the sake of collecting it. I've just noticed that December 2011 is the month I bought nail polishes the most! I just usually buy one to two a month. I don't know what slipped into my mind but I've seen a lot of gorgeous polishes this month that I can't resist buying them!

Here's what I bought this month of December:

From left to right:
1. OPI Warm & Fozzie - a feel good shade of metallic copper, a perfectly autumnal hue tinged with gold flecks;
2. OPI Excuse Moi! - pink shade filled with tiny flecks of silver, pink glitter and micro multi-colored glitter pieces
3. Orly Fowl Play - deep purple jelly based with a myriad of multi-color flakes and silver micro glitters;
4. Orly Au Champagne - snowy white shimmer;
5. Chanel Paradoxal - deep taupe-y gray with an undercurrent of purple shimmer (eggplant's color);
6. Chanel Particuliére - gray taupe creme (like a mushroom)
7. Dior Purple Mix - dusty warm purple with a hint of pink;
8. Dior Nirvana - dusty vibrant greenish-blue;
9. Orly Calcium Shield - base coat
10. Orly Sec 'N Dry - fast drying top coat (i soooo love this!)

The first four are actually glittery polishes, I was thinking that it would be great colors for Christmas. Then it is my pleasure to tell you that I already gave in for Chanel and Dior polishes which are a bit expensive. Before, i was really hesitant buying a designer polish because it is too expensive but when I got these pretty little bottles, I am sure that I did not regret buying them. You will know in my next blog post why. Then the last two bottles are base coat and top coat from Orly.

I have not used the OPI polishes and Diors yet but I'm really excited to try them on! So how about you? What nail polishes did you buy or tried on this Christmas season? I would love to know it! Just share it in the comments section below :)

Until next blog post! 

xoxo ♥,
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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Makeups & Perfumes from Singapore

Hello everyone! I just came back from our 5-day Singapore trip last night! and I can say that I had a good time! :) Before I went back here in PH, I shopped for some perfumes and make ups since it's cheaper there than buying here.

There is a store in Farrer Park (mrt - purple station) that sells bargain perfumes! It is called Mustafa Centre - also known as Mustafa Singapore to many tourists. The popularity of Mustafa shopping lies in its prices and wide range of products. It is also one of the first shopping center to open 24 hours a day. Their perfumes are all 100% original. One of the sales man there, who is a pinoy, told me that their perfumes are cheaper than the malls' & the airport because they buy it wholesale.

*Yes, I do love perfumes!!! Perfume-holic! LOL. :))

Here are some of the perfumes we bought there, addition to my perfume collection:

Salvatore Ferragamo Incanto Shine (100 ML)

Description: Incanto Shine Perfume by Salvatore Ferragamo, A fruity floral fragrance launched in 2007 and composed by karen dubreuil. It includes notes of pineapple, bergamot, passion fruit, pink peony, peach, cedar, amber and musk.

   Price: SGD 60 = PHP 2,014.00

Bvlgari Omnia Crystalline (40 ML)

Description: Omnia Crystalline Perfume by Bvlgari, A fresh floral/oriental scent with lotus blossom, nashi pear, bamboo, balsa wood and amber notes.

   Price: SGD 49 = PHP 1,644.94

Versace Pour Homme (30 ML)

Description: Versace Pour Homme Cologne by Versace, An exciting and modern twist on a classic aromatic/fougere for men, this masculine contemporary scent was created by master perfumer alberto morillas. Top notes are citruses, neroli, bergamot and petit grain; middle notes are hyacinth, clary sage, cedar and geranium; base notes are tonka bean, musk and amber.
Price: SGD 42 = PHP 1,409.95

I also bought Clinique and MAC cosmetics at Changi Airport. Tax Free = Cheaper than in PH :)

Clinique Derma White Bright-C Powder Makeup

Description: Ultra light, velvety smooth powder makeup Easily glides on to give a natural finish Highly protects skin from the damage of UV rays Covers imperfection & evens out skin tone Renders you a flawless, luminous complexion.

Price: powder SGD 40.30 = PHP 1,352.88

          compact SGD 15.50 = PHP 520.34

TOTAL: PHP 1,873.22

MAC Lustre Lipstick in Love Lorn
SGD 21.70 = PHP 728.47
Love Lorn swatch

MAC Powder Blush in Dame
SGD 27.90 = PHP 936.61

MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Nice 'n' Spice
SGD 24 = PHP 805.68

So that's all I wanted to share for today! Until next time! xoxo :)

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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Review: Clinique's Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm

Hello again everyone!

Yesterday at the Clinique event, I also bought Clinique's Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm other than the free loot bag given to us. Lol. 

Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour balm
in Woppin Watermelon

Actual Photo

Woppin Watermelon on my lips
(Pretty light pink!!! It looks so natural)

Product Name: Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm
Shade: Woppin Watermelon
Other Shades: Graped-Up, Super Strawberry, Chunky Cherry, Mega Melon, Fuller Fig, Whole Lotta Honey, Richer Raisin (Clinique U.S.A.)
Purchased at: Clinique Rustan's Makati, PH
Price: Php 920.00

Product Description:

Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm's highly moisturizing formula uses a special blend of decadent butters, oils and antioxidants to help protect and pamper lips with immediate and lasting moisturization

Features and Benefits:

Packaged in a playful, shade-matched crayon-esque barrel, the balm-like formula provides stay-true colour and buildable coverage.

  • Fragrance free
  • Allergy tested
  • Easy to apply
  • Smooth when applied
  • Not sticky
  • Has a tint
  • Moisturize lips
  • Long lasting lip balm (6-8hrs. w/o eating) Lol.
  • Uh-oh, i can't think of any. :)

My Verdict:
I was finding a tinted moisturizer lip balm a long time now, and voila! I found it at Clinique! This is really an awesome lip balm, it has a moisturizing effect to prevent dry lips, fragrance free, has a  long-lasting tint (if you are not really a fan of lipsticks like me). It is a big one, so it will really last for maybe 2 months. Highly recommended product :)

I would also like to try other shades of this. It can be an alternative to lipstick. :)


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Clinique Beauty Event

Hello Beauties! I know it has been long since I posted a blog, and I apologize about that :) Been caught up with work load!

So here we go...

Last week, I was browsing my favorite beauty bloggers blog and stumbled upon Shen's Clinique party post. It says there that she was contacted by Clinique to invite her followers and beauty bloggers as well to come for a one day beauty event with them; to talk about skin care, make up and everything related to skin. Shen's way of inviting was the first 12 girls to post their comments about their skin and why do they wish to be included in the party. So I commented right away because I would really want to join the party and talk and know more about skin care.

After 1 week, I received an e-mail from Shen inviting me to her Clinique party! I was very excited since that was my very first time to attend a beauty event.

So there, Saturday, August 20, 2011 came. I still went to the office in the morning to do some errands (interview of an applicant with our US team) then went home at around 10:30am. I took a nap first so that I will not feel very tired at the beauty event. Guess what? I woke up late!!! Oh well, I woke up at 1:00pm and I only had 30mins. to prepare! So I prep myself quickly and good thing dad take me to rustan's :) I was running late, arrived there at 2:10pm. Most of the girls were already there and actually I was a bit shy at first. Lol.

Shen saw me and greeted me warmly (She was so nice and accommodating) and introduced me to Mira of Clinique Philippines. She's accommodating as well and pretty! Eventually, I already talked to the girls invited to the event as well (there comes my talkative part!). We share skin care tips, make ups, and everything about beauty! We also had our skin consultation with Clinique's skin care specialists, Dindin and Malou and also our Make overs!

We also took a lot of pictures (I mean them because I didn't bring my digicam -_-) and pictures again. Lol! So there it was really an amazing experience knowing about your skin and also making some new friends!

Thanks again to Shen and to the Clinique Philippines! :)

Here are some pictures I took from the event:

Make up by Dindin :)

Loot bag from Clinique PH
(from left: derma white city block anti-pollution,
take the day off make up remover, lash power mascara)

A pretty bracelet souvenir from Shen :)


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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

CAS - The Center for Aesthetic Studies (CAS)

Hello Everyone!!!
Just want to share this
to my fellow make-up lovers...

Isn't this great?!! Omg! Will really save this date!
Actually I haven't contacted them yet since
it's currently 12AM, will do tomorrow!
So what are you waiting for???
Go and inquire!

Also, check their website:



Sunday, January 9, 2011

For Sale: BNWT Women's Coach Handbag Horse Carriage Tote Bag

Hi Girls!

I am selling a Coach Handbag Horse Carriage Tote Bag bought by my cousin from the States. Here are the details:


Style: Women's Coach Handbag Horse Carriage Tote F15157
  • Dual leather handles.
  • Zip top closure.
  • Two side gusset pockets.
  • Silver tone hardware.
  • One inside zipper pocket + multi-function pockets.
  • Fully lined interior.
  • Interior with leather trim
  • (L) 15" x (H) 12" x (D) 4"
Selling Price: 11, 500 php

For interested buyers, you may contact me through e-mail,


Saturday, January 8, 2011

U.S. Loots - Nail Polish, Bags and Ipod Dock

At last! After two months, my aunt and cousin are back from the states! I was so excited for the things that they bought for me *wink. They bought Nail Polishes (yes I am a nail polish addict), Bags (again, my sister and I are bagaholics), and a JBL ipod dock (love love love music!).

Let us start on the Nail Polishes. My Aunt bought me Sally Hansen's because she saw me using this brand before. I really love the colors she has chosen, a mix of pastels and darks. These are on sale! But unfortunately I cannot recall the prices, but they're on sale. ;P

(Photo above: Sally Hansen Salon, No Chip, Maximum Growth & Hard as Nails)

(Photo Above: Sally Hansen No Chip #13 Potent Pink - barbie pink)
(Photo Above: Sally Hansen No Chip #17 Endless Night - dark maroon)

(Photo Above: Sally Hansen Salon Berry Sweet)

 (Photo Above: Sally Hansen Salon Hearts on fire
the picture i took didn't capture its true color so i took one from google, fail. lol.)

(Photo Above: Sally Hansen Salon Black To You)

 (Photo Above: Mangoes Loco - another pic taken from google, fail again lol.)

(Photo Above: Sally Hansen Maximum Growth #08 Vanilla Whimsy)

(Photo Above: Sally Hansen Hard As Nails #11 Lavender Envy)

(Photo Above: Sally Hansen Hard As Nails #09 Cotton Candy)

 (Photo Above: Sally Hansen Hard As Nails #26 Peach Daiquiri)

Let's proceed to the gorgeous sale bags that were also brought by my cousin in the States.

 (Above: Michael Kors Tote Bag at $120)

 (Above: Nine West Crocodile Leather Tote Bag)

(Above: JBL On Stage III at $66)

So there you go,
currently loving all these things!