Sunday, February 26, 2012


my new red leather hydraulic chair

Hello everyone, it's been 2 months ago since i canvassed for a nice hydraulic chair to pair with my Suesh vanity station, but unfortunately they're expensive and the delivery service is costly too. But i believe things do happen for a reason, the reason was i'm going to find a much better one for a much cheaper price and i'm so lucky to found this incidentally.

So let me introduce my new red baby, it's an hydraulic chair with red leather seat cover, my hubby chose the red color, i asked him what color should we get ? He answered "i like red, it's glamorous oh the flowers the flowers." I'm starting to think he's a Fergie fanatic ha ha ha !

Okay back to the chair. the back of the chair is just enough for me to lean back and relax, perfect when i'm applying make-up. Since this is an hydraulic chair it's perfect when i need to do my clients make-up service at my place, i can adjust the height of the chair, plus they can relax their backs while i'm doing their long session of beautifying.

I got this red baby of mine for a really cheap price, can you imagine that i only shelled out 2,000 php ? It's so ironic that when i already gave up to own a hydraulic chair that's the time i found this incidentally at, by the way the original price is 7,000 or more, the delivery is also free thank you so much Xend, i really got what i paid for ! I'm so happy that my hubby stopped me from buying those unworthy hydraulic chairs, patience is indeed a virtue, all the wait is worth it.

So that's about it, care to share what your make-up station looks like ? I would love to see yours =)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


i love my sexy hair

Hi everyone ! It's already been 2 months since i got my hair digi-permed. I saw a rebond/digi-perm promo for 2,500 instead  of the original price which is 12,000 php at Bnd Hair Gallery Salon, since it was really cheap i availed it. I was originally planning to get my hair rebonded because of my stubborn layered flyaway hair, but they insisted me to have my hair digi-permed for a new look, and yes i followed them which i did not regret at all. The only downside is that they have a small place, they don't have enough seats for the waiting customers, my hubby stood for 3 hours while waiting for me. 

All i can say is the price that i paid for is worth it, i maintain my curls with Kerastase Oleo Curl, it's a great product for digi-permed hair, i will make a review about it soon ! I look different with wavy hair, i look much more younger and angelic ha ha ha !

So ladies would you like to have your hair permed or straight ? Come on share it !

Monday, February 20, 2012


This mango-tinted stain beautifully blushes lips and cheeks with a tropical sunset hue. Smooch-proof and smudge-proof, this sheer stain will have you looking deliciously sun-kissed for hours.

A review about Benefit Cha Cha Tint, it's a pretty coral tint that can be applied on the cheeks and lips. Lasts the whole day on a very sweaty and oily skin. Many ladies wanted to try out Benefit Cha Cha Tint but they were afraid because it tends to leave streak marks if you don't blend it out fast. So here's an easy method, please scroll down below.

instruction that comes with the cha cha tint

In the illustrated image above it shows that you must apply three strokes in your cheeks then blend it fast, i tried that method and gosh i looked like a cat with three whiskers no joke here. I tried every method possible but the only fool proof method that i found was to apply the tint directly to a foundation brush and tap it fast on the apples of the cheeks. 

how i apply cha cha tint

I used Benefit Highbeam together with the Cha Cha Tint to sheer it out, three strokes is too much for one cheek, i prefer just one stroke per cheek and if i want to add more color i will just repeat the method again until i  achieve the look that i like. A little goes a long way so you really get what you paid for.



A review about the much hyped Urban Decay Naked Palette 2, what makes this different from the previous naked palette is the new packaging, bigger mirror, has more lighter shades with 5 new ones, dual-ended brush, and it comes with a mini lip gloss instead of the mini original primer. I will state some of the reasons why i like this better than the original Naked Palette.

Naked Palette 1 on the left and Naked Palette 2 on the right

1: The packaging of Naked 2 is made out of plastic just like a classic pencil case, while the old one is made out of cardboard and felt, a dust magnet and the gold naked logo flakes off easily. This is more travel friendly in my opinion.
2: The mirror is now full sized.  Since the mirror is definitely bigger you don't have to squeeze yourself in the mirror when doing your eye make-up.
 3: It comes with a dense dual-ended brush, one side is the regular eye shadow brush while the other end is a blending brush
4: It has more lighter shades plus 5 new ones, perfect for those who doesn't like that too dark dramatic smokey eyes.
5: Obviously i just love everything about it. 

Naked Palette 2 swatches

This is something nice to go along with your make-up collection, but if you have the previous one and you don't want to overspend then you can already skip this one out, But if you have to choose between the two, go for Naked Palette 2.

Friday, February 10, 2012


description from the Guerlain website
"Guerlain Terracotta Light Sheer Bronzing Powder is a bronzing powder which contains 5 shades in a mosaic pattern, including an illuminator, designed to create a healthy radiant glow. The powder is available in three made-to-measure palettes to complement your hair colour and skin tone. Enriched with warm and sensual summer notes."

Here is a review about Guerlain's terracotta light sheer bronzing powder, it contains 10 grams net wt .35 oz. i think it is a decent amount for the price. The packaging is made out of a very sturdy ruby red plastic compact, with a big full sized round mirror like your typical pressed powder compact, very handy to carry around, no need to worry that it will break and will cause a huge mess in your bag. It does not have any pouch, brush or sponge included, kind of a hassle if you will bring it with you.

There are three shades from the Terracotta Light Sheer Bronzing Powder line, the Blondes, Brunettes and Dark. The difference between the three are the brunettes shade is on the peachy side suitable for ladies with fair, yellow toned, medium tan skin tones, while the blondes is more on the pinkish side, suitable for ladies with very fair and pinkish skin tones and the dark shade which is slightly different from the two, it has more darker browns and pinkish red colors, suitable for ladies with medium tan to very dark skin tones. All three shades contain some shimmery ones and matte ones in a mosaic pattern.

It is very easy to apply, lightweight on the face, not too powdery or chalky and it is very pigmented. Unlike other Guerlain products, this one does not have any scent on it so it is perfect for those who does not like scented make-ups, many ladies stayed away from Guerlain products because they are well know for being heavily scented.

 labeled the mosaic pattern for reference

labeled the swatches according to the mosaic pattern above

1: Peachy shade
2: Shimmery copper brown
3: Light chocolate brown
4: Dark chocolate brown

As you can see there are four different colors in a beautiful mosaic pattern, again some are shimmery and some are mattes, adjust them with your very own personality and preference, blend them all together and you will get that awesome golden bronze shade, gorgeous as a bronzer and as a blush at the same time, for contouring you can use the brown shades alone or apply it very sheer all over the face for a warm bronzy glow. Since the shades are very pigmented, you can use them as eyeshadows too, perfect for that neutral earthy look.

after 8 hours on my face with no touch-ups

This bronzer can withstand sweats and oiliness for eight hours or more without looking muddy in the middle of the day with no touch-ups, yes some bronzers do oxidize to a muddy color, so before buying any kind of bronzer do test it in the counter first and walk around just to be safe, buy with no regrets.

In the long run even i love this bronzer so much, i don't highly recommend this to everyone, especially if you are in a tight budget, but if you are willing to splurge then go for it, it's gorgeous and a beautiful addition to your make-up collectopn. Oh by the way i found many cheaper bronzers out there and some of them are drugstore brands, one of them is Nyx Blush in Sand, i swear they are very identical and way cheaper than the Guerlain Terracotta Light Sheer Bronzing powder.