Wednesday, January 26, 2011

LV Mini Pochette Accessories Patch, an Award and a Beauty Tag

Hi everyone, sorry for the lack of post. I have not been feeling well lately :-( Sigh! But i promise to be back on track soon. I really appreciate those who take time to visit, comment, tag and send me awards. Helps to cheer me up! For today 'll be showing another LV thing that i love...

Been loving this for so long!

Handy mini-size

Very cute pochette

Significant patches

Can store several small items, has a nice inner lining

I put a few of my knicknacks here

Chic way to store any stuff or whatsoever!

The first thing that attracted me to this teeny tiny bag is it's cute design which is a tribute to Louis Vuitton's rich history. The traditional pouch has been revisited with patches inspired from the archives. Each patch represent significant places memorable to the luxury brand. 

-golden-brass pieces
-zipper closure
-canvas and textile lining
-golden metal chain

I use this bag to store my extra knicknacks or stuffs. I sometimes carry it on its own when i'm too lazy to bring a regular sized bag. It also doubles as an alternate makeup bag when my LV cosmetic pouch is literally overflowing with cosmetics. This pochette helps organized my  normally messy bag. I am very pleased with this and i can see myself using this until i grow old:-)

Yey, i got another award again from 3 of the sweetest and most talented bloggers
Michelle-she posts great and clever ideas for makeup/accessories storage
Katrina-gives great reviews on affordable items for budget conscious people
Madiha-her gorgeous eye makeup skills are to die for

I'll be skipping the 7 things to know about me as i have previously answered it and i wanna tag again peeps who are interested.

Also, i got a beauty tag...


I got tagged by one of the fabulous bloggers i love, Eva of  Bella Chic. You should definitely visit her awesome blog:-)

1. Why did you create this blog?
       I want to share personal experiences from different makeups or items that i've tried and currently using. Put my 2 cents worth to it in the most honest way possible.

2. What kind of blogs do you follow?

       I mostly follow beauty/personal blogs. Also, those who follow me coz' i want to know better these awesome peeps reading my site. Learn a thing or two from them. :-)

3. Favourite makeup brand?

        I can't just name one, but i <3 MAC, NARS, Chanel, Bobbi Brown and Lancome

4. Favourite clothing brand?

       H&M, Mango or Zara, actually i'm not to choosy or particular with clothing brands, as long as it fits and looks good then i'm good to go!

5. Your indispensable makeup product?

        Before it's concealer but thanks to La Mer the Eye Concentrate Cream, there's minimal need for it anymore. So my next best answer is a bright pink/rose lipstick. Instant face brightener :-)

6. Your favourite colour?

         Undoubtedly,bright pink--happy girly color!

7. Your perfume?

         I am super in love with DnG Light Blue and Narciso Rodriguez

8. Your favourite film?

         Malena-i can't get over how beautiful Monica Bellucci is and i love the movie's storyline.

9. What country would you like to visit and why?

             I'd love to visit Mongolia-exotic and not too "touristy".

10. Make up the last question and answer.

What is your recent makeup discovery that you like-i just tried Maybelline's BB cream and i'm super duper surprised it worked for me, i love it! Two reasons, it made my skin look good and it's cheap.

I tag everybody who would like to try answering fun questions like this...

                  That's all folks thanks for visiting
                 Until next time sweeties! :-)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Chanel Blush Duo Tweed Effect in Tweed Corail

Hello pretty ladies!  another super busy week has gone by and as usual, i look forward to blogging again. Lately, i've been posting at a snail's pace and i still have lots of stuffs to review. I promise to catch up as soon as i'm done with all the things i need to do. 

Anyway, my post for today is about this luxurious Chanel blush. Les Tissages de Chanel Blush Duo Tweed Effect in Tweed Corail. Initially, i wanted to buy Joues Contraste in Rose Petal (i still want it), i've been eyeing that blush for the longest time. But unfortunately, it was out of stock the time i went to Chanel so i chose this one instead since the color suits me...and i also didn't want to leave the place empty-handed. :-)

The first thing i noticed and instantly liked is the embossed tweed effect on the powder. As much as i hated to ruin it's pretty appearance, i knew i had to spoil it one way or another...Or else, i will never have the heart to do so. Hmm, that's one of the pitfalls of owning a lovely looking makeup.

As the name implies, the color is a soft peachy coral pink with a hint of shimmery gold. At first, i was kinda' hesitant to buy this coz' it looks more peach than pink on the pan. I also wasn't sure if i could pull this color off. Plus, i was scared that it might look a bit orange-y on me.  Well, i should've known better than not to trust Chanel coz' the moment i applied it on my cheeks i was in love! The blush surprisingly complemented my complexion in a very nice way. It gave me a lovely healthy glow that looks so subtle and delicate. It's not the usual rosy-i-just-pinched-my-cheeks color, it's more of the natural sun-kissed glow. The shimmers/highlights have a combination of fine and larger flecks which blends perfectly on the skin. The effect is not too shiny and not too matte, just right in between.

The downside is the exorbitant price, at 2650 pesos or around $50 it is quite a lot for a blush. I also think that this shade will suit fairer girls more. The color is so light and sheer that it might not be too visible with darker skin tones. The brush that comes with it is also kinda' useless coz' it's one of those typical synthetic brushes that is quite harsh on the skin. It also comes with a velvet pouch which i don't use coz' it's just a major dust-collector and i'm not that OC yet to protect a compact that's already protected inside my makeup pouch...;-)

As you can see from the swatches above, the color looks so sheer, light and has a subtle sheen to it. I had to apply several layers in order for the color to pop out. But it's actually better that way coz' i can control the amount according to how i like it. This is also one of those makeup that looks and feels clean on my skin. I don't even know if there's such a thing but this is what i feel everytime i use this. The lasting power is also ok as it somehow survived through all my sweat and oils *happy*

Will i repurchase?

Yes in a heartbeat! I'm so in love with it right now! I  mean, i still love my NARS Deep Throat and Shu Uemura M Pink 30 but this one might just SNAG the throne. I just had to say it over and over again that the color is sooo lovely! This is one classy blush compact that's worth every penny! :-)

So that's it for now...and also, i got another fabulous award!

-Link back the person who awarded you this award.

-Share 7 things about your self.

-Award 7 recently discovered great bloggers.
-Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award.

I would like to thank Sugar for this award. She is one of the nicest and sweetest bloggers around:-)
In my last post i have already revealed 7 things about me so i think that's enough, i don't want to bore you with details about me anymore hehe! As usual, i wanna pass this award to anybody who is interested. Just let me know.

Thank you all for your wonderful time...
It is much appreciated:-)
See ya! 

Monday, January 10, 2011

The Balm's Mary-Lou Manizer and Sexy Mama Anti-shine Translucent Powder

Price: Mary-Lou Manizer: 895 pesos ($22)
Sexy Mama Anti-shine Translucent powder:775 pesos ($19)

Hello pretties, how are y'all? i missed posting for a week coz' i was swamped with so much work. I cannot wait to de-stress and bloghop again:-)

For this post, i played with several images and came up with my own concept (just for fun)...

***Mary-lou Manizer***

This is one of those products that i've been wanting to try but never got around to actually buying. Why? because i'm already "cursed" with oily skin, and any product with the word shimmer would instantly make me quiver *rhymes;-)* The last thing i need is another layer of unnecessary shine.

But all of that changed when i used  Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick, it was like a wake-up call that "Hey! even oily-skinned girls like me can glow without looking greasy". So when Mary-Lou Manizer re-entered my sphere of thought,  it became easier for me to purchase this item without feeling doubtful or least bit apprehensive. 

Love the cute tin can 

Smooth texture

Shimmery swatch

This versatile product can be used as a shimmer, highlighter (on the cheekbones, chin, nose,brow bone or decolletage), and eyeshadow. 
The pale gold shimmers doesn't overpower at all! 
It looks so subtle, so wisps of light tenderly kissing the skin
It's pearly beige/champagne shade will match most skin tones beautifully, leaving you a sheen that seems to radiate from within.
 It gives 
you that dreamy candlelit glow that you usually only get during romantic dinner dates. 

It is buildable so you can control the amount of sheen that you desire. Best to apply lightly since it's highly  pigmented. Too much can make your skin look unnaturally shiny/chalky. The coverage is sheer yet it doesn't accentuate fine lines because the light-reflecting particles diffuses blemishes and minor imperfections. I also didn't get any allergic reactions or breakouts while using this. A huge hooray if you have uber sensitive skin. Plus, it's paraben and talc-free!

One pan could probably last me for ages. As i only need minimal amount with each use. This is fast becoming my favorite item, i can't help but smile everytime i look in the mirror and see how dewy soft it looks on my skin. No wonder Mary-Lou has so many guys lining up the wall!

***Sexy Mama***

Before trying this product i was actually crossing my fingers that this will work for me since i've been on the lookout for a cheaper alternative to my T.LeClerc powder. One that I can use on a daily basis without putting a huge dent on my wallet and at the same time without sacrificing quality. One that can still make me look "oh-la-la-ish" even when I'm doing the most unglamorous thing. One that would make me stop feeling guilty everytime i use my Lancome or Chanel when all i'll do is just go to the deli to buy bread.   

Handy-sized compact

Soft buttery texture

Blends oh so easily on my skin

Guess what? Sexy Mama covered all that and even more! The moment I applied this powder on my face I knew that I am holding a keeper. True to it's anti-shine claim, it is an awesome oil-buster! It left my skin fresh and matte looking even with just one swipe. It's like pacman gobbling those pellets, only this time it's made of oil. Sorry for the weird comparison I just dunno why I keep picturing that image whenever I sweep all those grease away! Haha! It left my face shine-free for several hours which is a major *weee* considering how fast my face gets oily!

And there's more great news, I can use this powder alone (without foundation or anything) and still be able to go out and face the world with confidence. It's supposed to be translucent but I really cannot explain how it manages to make my skin look even and nice. It is great coz' i can practically skip using other stuffs on my face and still look as if I'm all made a most natural way! Whoa! how cool is that?

. Who know's this might actually bring out the inner Sexy mama in you? Cheers to that! ;-)


Under natural daylight

 Under halogen light...
I only used Sexy Mama and the Loumanizer here

Okay enough of the gushing, i'm very pleased with these two products. I love the catchy names, affordable price tag, cutesy casing and coquettish 40's sexpots that adorn each and every packaging. But most of all i love the kind of quality these stuffs are made of. I highly recommend these things. I'm so excited to try more products from The Balm. And it's not hard to understand why...these goodies could easily give more expensive brands a run for their money.

Also thank you to the sweet Dinorah for this wonderful award. She is such a cutie:-)

The rules:
1. Thank and link back to who gave you the award
2.Share 7 things about yourself
3.Pass it along to 7 beauty blogs you've recently discovered and enjoy
4.Leave your recipient a note telling them about the award

7 Things About Me:
1. I am an obsessive-compulsive person (i think hehe)
2. I finished interior design 
3. I am a voracious reader but recently i've been too lazy
4. I hate crowded places
5. I love drinking energy drinks
6. I love artsy-fartsy stuffs
7. I am very moody

Instead of only 7 i want to tag anybody who is interested
Just make sure to let me know hehe...

Thank you for taking the time to read this :-)
*Hugs to everyone*

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Chanel Rouge Allure Delicieuse Lipstick

Hello 2011! 

I hope everyone had fun during the holidays:-) My clothes feel a little bit tighter now. Eeek! I think i gained 5 freaking pounds! Even my cheeks feels heavy, it's like i'm carrying two sandbags (one on each side of my face). I totally forgot my diet and binged during the holidays. It's so hard to resist food when there's a wide array of yummy dishes staring back at me. Time to D-I-E-T again! And i'm "seriously serious" Haha!

For this post i made it look classic vintage since it's
Oh well...Chanel
I had fun playing with the pictures (again) hehe:-)

A "delicious" lippie to own

This lipstick was part of my wishlist because i saw an acquaintance wear this shade at a party several months ago and since then it sort of got stuck in my head. Every time her name pops up its not the face i remember but her lipstick. So i made it my mission to get one too (jealous much haha)!

Classy packaging that pops open when you press the gold logo. 

The casing's black and gold combination looks so posh! And i like the clever way Chanel infused a spring mechanism on the cover to ensure that it securely latches on the tube. Extra points here since i hate loose caps that gets lost in my bag and smears lipstick stains all over. One of my biggest pet-peeves!

An elegant lady's must-have

For some reason the color makes me think of peach-mango nectar 

Shimmery swatch...

Sorry i just had to include Zoe's face on the perfume bottle
After all French and poodles go together haha! ;-)

This is almost the exact same shade irl

Delicieuse is a soft peachy nude lippie that can also look a bit coral on certain lip tones (darker). It applies quite sheerly but is buildable. It is not your typical creamy lipstick as there's a slight waxy feel to it. Same feeling i get when i wear my NARS Niagara. There's also a certain rose scent to it which i deem as the "scent of a luxurious lipstick". Haha! Some women might not like it all but i DO love it! 

How it looks like on my lips

It has fine gold shimmers that looks beautiful in any light. This shade makes my face look brighter and fresher. The color is perfect for everyday use. Looks so subtle and natural. Lasting power is also good. One observation though is that under soft yellow light (at night) it is not as noticeable. Also, it's quite drying after awhile so lipgloss is a must!

At 1750 pesos or around $30 dollars, the price is a bit steep. I could almost buy 2 MAC lipsticks with that! I just wished it wasn't as drying on me. But overall, i like it. I like it's pretty color. Great addition to any lipstick collection. Right now, i'm eyeing other shades from Chanel, Jersey Rose or Coquette from their Spring 2011 collection. Gosh! i don't want to start another obsession with these Chanel lippies, i'm really trying very very hard to kill that urge! 

While i was writing this post i caught Zoe stealing the box and chewing it. Tsk..tsk..good thing she didn't choose the actual lipstick or else... Bad girl!

Here's the proof:

Have a fabulous year ahead! :-)

Je vous remercie pour votre visite! :-)