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Summer Breeze - Polyvore Fashion Set

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Mini Collective Haul~! Etude House, M&Co., Watsons

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Hi~!

I have another haul post :D Yes, I know I have been on a spending spree lately. I can't help it! There are so many great products out lately :)

This is a mini haul from when I last went to SM Megamall, when I posted the Etude House GWP entry for June. Sorry it's a bit late.. I've been quite busy..


List and Prices:

SM Dept Store
Sassy Colors Nail Polish (Gold Cracked) - Php 44 (around $1)
Watsons Footease Toe Post Cushion - Php 99 (around $2)
M&Co. Lip Gloss (Bougainvillea) - Php 130 (around $3)
M&Co Lip Gloss (Pink Tease) - Php130

Etude House
I need you, Red Ginseng Mask Sheet - Php 58 (around $1)
Flocking Puff for Pact (Round) - Php 78 (around $2)
Petit Darling Nails BL501 - Php 48 (around $1)
Code B Eye Secret Strong (Silver Purple) - Php 173 [original price is P248 I think] (around $4 from almost $6) I got this during the 30% summer sale...
Magplay Nails Magnet - Php 148 (around $3)
Magplay Nails Magnetic Polish #2 PP901(Purple) - Php 348 (around $8)
Baking P…

Fishie update! June 2012

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Hi guys!

It's been over a month since my boyfriend brought some of his baby fishes to their new home (and new owner!). I thought I'd post an update every month to show how they're doing :)



Just look at my little babies! <3 They're growing wonderfully! Kinda fat too if you ask me hihi :p I can clearly see their eyes now, and the color is starting to appear. They have a lot of poop in their tank now, so I'll probably clean out the tank pretty soon.. (like next month lol).

'Til next time! :)

Coral Crush - Polyvore Fashion set

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Coral Crush by tamershadow featuring a chain strap bag
Miso flare dress
£25 - republic.co.uk

Giuseppe Zanotti platform heels
$650 - giuseppezanottidesign.com

Chain strap bag
$40 - gojane.com

Hunkydory striped scarve
$97 - huset-shop.com

Roxy straw sun hat
$28 - swell.com

Beauty Pick for June 2012~! (Lipstick)

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Hello guys!

I'm back with June's Beauty Pick! This month, I still went with lipstick as my beauty favorite. I'm really obsessed with lip products lately, I don't know why! If I could buy the entire lipstick section in every beauty store, I would! Hahaha!

So, this month's beauty pick is..... 

Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips Talk BE101 Worrisome Beige


 I hauled this a few weeks ago and have been loving it so much! It's a very light peachy-pink nude color. It glides on easily and doesn't dry your lips out or bleed. The color lasts for quite a while, but fades after eating (for me anyway).
It's nice to wear this color when going for a natural look or with dramatic eye makeup. For summer, the "natural look" is always a trend, so this is a great pick for lipstick color!
 Swatches!




 As mentioned before, fingertips are the best place to test lip color.


The swatches seemed to change color in the lighting. The same seems to happen on my lips. I think …

Review: Watsons Deep Cleansing Pore Nose Tape

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What does it do: Removes dirt and blackheads from the nose area

How much: Php 89  (around $2)

Instructions: Clean and wet the nose area. Dry hands and
adhere the nose strip to the nose. Smooth and press down firmly. Leave on for 10-15 minutes. Peel off and wash nose with water.

I decided to try this immediately after the Etude House Green Tea Nose Patch fail (see here). I have been using this nose patch for quite some time now and it works a lot better than Etude's... for me anyway. It really removes dirt in my pores and makes the area look a lot cleaner and smoother. I still have some smaller blackheads, but I can live with them. One problem for me though.. this nose patch really leaves all my pores on my nose open! I guess that's to be expected since it's extracting dirt, but you know. Ew. I'd suggest using a toner after.

Pick me up: The Body Shop Japanese Cherry Blossom Scent

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Hi guys!

Today's entry will be about something that has been keeping my mood up lately, with all the stress I've been going through. It's been like my "pick me up" for the last few weeks and has definitely helped me feel better with myself.


It's The Body Shop's Japanese Cherry Blossom scent!


I absolutely love this scent! I started using this scent maybe 3-5 years ago. The Eau de Toilette version was on sale and the saleslady talked me into buying it. It has a very sweet floral scent that isn't too strong and lasts for quite a long time and really sticks to my clothes even at the end of the day!

According to this, the scent is composed of Fuji apple, cherry blossom, sandalwood, hinoki wood and fruity musk.

I bought the Body Mist version sometime last year since I didn't want to bring the heavy perfume bottle around in my bag. But I stopped using it at the start of the year. But now I've switched back to it. It's always been my favorite scen…

Pink Summer Pop - Polyvore Fashion Set

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Pink Summer Pop by tamershadow featuring miu miu handbags
Silk dress
$869 - alexandermcqueen.com

H m blazer
£12 - hm.com

Giuseppe Zanotti leather boots
$795 - barneys.com

Miu miu handbag
$1,195 - miumiu.com

23 Father's Day Gift Ideas (or for any man in your life..)

Hi everyone~!

Father's Day is coming! Have you guys already prepared what you're planning to give dear old dad?

A few week ago I began thinking of what I would give my dad. I always ALWAYS have trouble picking out a gift for him since, 1. it's harder for me (and most other women) to think of a gift for a guy and 2. my dad doesn't use a lot of stuff. I mean, he doesn't like changing wallets, or accessories (belts, watches, etc). He has so many shirts, so many pairs of shoes. He has his own simple skin care routine (he loves cetaphil) and he isn't into new gadgets.

It's so hard.
Just like shopping for my boyfriend is hard too since he's not accustomed to buying things he doesn't need or things that are not "necessary" for him as he says. So when I ask him what he wants, he always says nothing! How frustrating.

Anyway, needless to say I thought of some gift ideas to give the men in your lives :D Some are ideas I thought of for my dad, others …

Collective Haul Post! Etude House, The Body Shop, Watsons, E.L.F. and Fashion 21

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Hi everyone!

I'm here with a collective haul today! I got these things over past two weeks and I planned to blog about it today :D I swear, there's still an Etude Haul I haven't shared and it's been sitting there ignored for many weeks now. I'll have to get to that next week.

Let's get on with the haul! (WARNING: Picture heavy post!)


Etude House June 2012 GWP!

Just because I stopped by Megamall today! Hahaha!
Scroll directly down if you want to skip my ramble about the lack of GWP posts. :p

Hi everyone,

I don't know about you guys, but I always wonder what Etude's new GWP (gift with purchase) is every month. I mean, the moment the first day of the month starts, my curiosity always gets the better of me.

Of course, as most of you probably know, Etude's Facebook page doesn't update the GWP's (or doesn't answer the questions about it) until the issue of Princess Talk is out on the official site. Or that's what I noticed. They actually didn't update for April I think. I don't know, maybe I didn't see it.

Anyway.

I don't know if it's their policy or what to keep it quiet until mid-month, but I make it a point to visit the store myself and check when I'm just too curious!

What's the point of telling everyone mid-month when customers probably have already gone to see for themselves? Anyway, a…

Summer Pink - Polyvore Fashion Set

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Summer Pink by tamershadow featuring steve madden heels
H M short dress
£25 - hm.com

Steve madden heels
$80 - stevemadden.com

Dolce Gabbana zippered tote bag
£1,055 - net-a-porter.com

Wood bangle
$30 - topshop.com

RoomMates RMK1317GM Tree Branches Peel Stick Wall Decals
$15 - amazon.com

Outfit post~! Date with my love~

So last Saturday, my boyfriend and I went out for lunch. It was a day with weird weather, I swear! It's a bit sunny in the morning, and then it rains. Since I wasn't going to be outside much, I opted for an outfit that would be more suited for an air conditioned mall haha.

The day was so much fun! We had lunch at Burgoo (omg yummy), stopped by Etude House to buy some stuff (more on that another day), and spent the afternoon in Starbucks talking, playing games and enjoying the ambiance.

Simple dates are the best~

Leather Jacket - bought at a thrift store
Red Tank Top - NY Quest bought from SM dept store
Denim Shorts - Mudd given as a gift from the US
Rosary-like necklace - given as a gift, I forgot from where


Review: Etude House 3D Princess Mask - Red Wine

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What does it do: For pore care (contains keratin)

How much: Php 98  (around $2)

Instructions: Prepare skin with toner before using (helps skin absorb the essence better). Apply the mask to face and leave on for 20-30 minutes. Gently massage remaining essence into skin. Apply every 2-3 days for maximum effect.

This mask. I swear. I don't even know where to start! It's AMAZING. I love it.

I had decided to try this mask since I have very obvious open pores. I've been a bit desperate lately for something to make them smaller and I thought that this was a good product to try.

In all honesty, it doesn't magically erase all your pores. (Is there really a product that does that long term?) But it does noticeably minimize them! My small pores disappeared and the bigger ones shrank :D The effect lasted for around 3 days. My skin was also so much brighter! Overall, this mask gave a wonderful effect!

Oh and the smell! It smells lightly of wine! It smells so nice, I couldn't get …