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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Package Arrived!! Ellana Minerals ^^

Yesterday, my package from Ellana Minerals arrived! I'm quite surprised coz i was expecting that Air 21 will deliver it today. Anyway, when i got home, my mother already opened it maybe coz she is curious about what's inside. As always I'm soooo EXCITED to check out the powders i got. I got 2 Premium Blend Mineral Foundations in Hazelnut Latte and Caramel Latte (sounds like starbucks LOL!) and a Translucent Sheer Finish Mineral Finishing Powder in Espresso Con Panna. They are placed in small zip lock bags for sampling. By the way, I didn't pay anything for the powders, just for the shipping :) (85 pesosesoses only LOL coz i live outside the Metro). If you want to try out their products, just fill out the form here.. VERY EASY! :)

I had the chance to try the Hazelnut Latte Foundation today and I'm so amazed how it matched my skin exactly and blended very well. The Caramel Latte I think i will try out tomorrow. The Espresso Con Panna also proved to be really transluscent and I noticed shine reduction on my T-zone :)

Since the samples are placed it zip lock bags, I had to transfer a small amount of the powder foundation in the glass cap of my L'oreal True Minerals Foundation and use my face brush to apply it on my face. I did the same with the finishing powder. First, I thought that the sample would only last for a few days, but after using the powders, i think it will last for at least 3 weeks (for me coz i only like light coverage.

The verdict??? my foundation is already on its 7th hour.. my skin still feels soft and smooth and i had to do some minimal touch-ups only powdering my T-zone to reduce shine. Overall... I THINK IMMA START LOVING THIS BABY ^__~

Excess: They included their Ellana Brochure in the package *wink* Visit their website www.ellanaminerals.com

Thursday, March 19, 2009

On E.L.F. Cosmetics...

Today i got 3 more stuffs from e.l.f. cosmetics... a plumping lip glaze, face brush, and pencil eyeliner.. to add to my first e.l.f. product which was the eye shadow brush. I've encountered this brands many times already whenever i go to Robinson's Department store to buy some Nivea products and checkout new cosmetic products from Maybelline, Covergirl, Elianto, Max Factor, and L'oreal. But I've never been attracted to the e.l.f booth because honestly I don't find their packaging very eye-catching.

I think a month ago, when I slept at my Buddy's place, she told me about the brushes that she bought and testified that its really good for its cheap price.. well very cheap indeed! :) That event made me curious about that cosmetic brand so i checked out YouTube to see if some people already made reviews about e.l.f. makeups and brushes. I found several videos and watched them to convince myself to get soem of their products... well the products that got good ratings from reviews :)

OK, so here are my e.l.f. stuffs for now...

♥ e.l.f. Plumping Lip Glaze in Baby Doll (P129.75) -- I like the minty sensation it gives, you feel like you just finished brushing your teeth :) The colors of the glazes available are also good but i liked the pale pink color of Baby Doll.. gives enough shimmery sheer pink tint to my lips. I GIVE THIS A 5/5 RATING :)

♥ e.l.f. Professional Total Face Brush (P129.75) -- This brush is made from synthetic nylon but its amazingly soft compared to other brushes available in local department stores. I like the pearl color of the handle but its a bit short compared to other face brushes. But anyway, it doesn't matter to me. The only thing i don't like about this brush is that it's bristles are not very dense. I GIVE THIS A 4/5 RATING :)

♥ e.l.f. Brightening Eye Liner in Black (P129.75) -- It's a creamy, easy to glide on eye pencil plus it has a free sharpener :) It has a clear cap to prevent staining the inside of your bag or cosmetic pouches and breaking the pencil tip. The beauty consultant told me that it doesn't smudge, but i think it smudges a bit.. well making your eyes appear to have a smokey-eyed effect (LOL!). Talking about staying power, It doesn't really stay on for very long (maybe only for an hour or two). I GIVE THIS A 2/5 RATING :(

♥e.l.f Professional Eye Shadow Brush (P129.75) -- This brush received excellent feedbacks because of its very soft bristles and good grip handle. The dome-shaped bristles are good for easy eye shadow application. I GIVE THIS A 5/5 RATING :)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

In the Fast Lane No More..

Yesterday, It was just 9am and I was already very tired.. but I try not to show it. Whole weekend had been tiring one.. child rearing, house cleaning.. and the most tiring one was.. thinking about financial and family dilemmas.. I think I'll go through another emotional instability and identity crisis.

I'm a person who tries to ignore abrupt feelings of happiness, anger, frustration, sadness, and hurt. I always try to be calm and unresponsive to growing insanity around me that's why my friends often tag me as "masunget", "naive", "inconsiderate". But anyways, I don't really dare to care about all of those.

For once, I've tried to change that inherent attitude coz many people really misunderstood me as something incomprehensible. But it always ends up to this.. I try but i choose to fail in trying. I think I'm better being like this.. if i try to act softer.. as if I'm just being pushed around by others often being abused.. in turn losing myself more..

Yesterday also, I realized that leveling up with people around me is not my forte anymore. Yeah well before i'm pretty sure that i can do that well but now I think my life really changed and leveling up doesn't fit in that life anymore.

As all the insecurity and enviousness slowly fed on me, I find the feelings pretty much amusing for a while so I embraced them. From shopping, to friendships, to partying, to vacations... I envy every person whom I know. The feeling is like this.. I get envious.. my heart feels like its slowly feeding on itself.. I try not to mind the feeling.. I leave.. my mind is flying elsewhere.. I can't sleep well.. I get stressed comforting my feelings.. the next day I find another scenario to make myself envious..

Now, I think this whole thing is a learning experience for me. . this getting envious and leveling up thingy.. for one thing, getting envious is something that i can get over with after 2 or 3 days. Leveling up is another story, I learned that i should really ditch it the hard way.. like getting hurt by words. this "very chair" became a witness on how i tried to level up with them.. and it came to the endpoint already. The months that i tried to level up with them had been stressful.. with me not even knowing why i had to do those things. Escpecially at this point in my life, i have many responsibilities at hand that even my bestfriend doesn't know of. Some people around me won't understand or even won't believe my situation but anyway that's already expected.

All I know now is.. even jokes can hurt me now.. a big sign of my emotional instability slowly creeping through my veins..

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Kitty Disease is Back Again!!! ^_^

I grew up wearing Hello Kitty dresses and pulling Hello Kitty trolly to my elementary school. I write using Hello Kitty pencil and erase my mistakes using Hello Kitty eraser. I put my pencils and erasers inside my Hello Kitty pop out case and put it inside my Hello Kitty backpack. I cursed my school for providing the notebooks coz it meant that there's no need for me to buy Hello Kitty notebooks. I tie up my hair using Hello Kitty bands and clip it with Hello Kitty bobby pins.

Highschool.. i got to use Hello Kitty notebooks! Instead of a trolly or backpack, I had a Hello Kitty shoulder bag :) I still used Hello Kitty band and pins.. but that was all..

College.. I think I only used Hello Kitty notebooks.. that's it! LOL

At first, I thought I would just grow out of it because anyway fashion style changes through age. But now I'M SOOO BACK TO MY HELLO KITTY ADDICTION!!!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

My Supah-love Wallies ^_^

Yesterday, while I was browsing the web for pink wallpapers for my new hot pink phone (chinaphone), I stumbled upon www.zedge.net, a haven for ur mobiles :) I discovered pastel_k's works.. enakei-inspired and jennie-inspired wallpapers with very dreamy-like themes fit for girly-girls out there and ultra fashionistas.. ^_~

visit her page at http://www.zedge.net/profile/pastel_k