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Lace and Leather

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Polka Dots

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Colorblock Summer

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Summer Brights

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Listen, punk

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Choices, choices

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Casual Date

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Out in the Sun

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Unboxing: May 2014 BDJ Box!

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Hi Everyone!

So this is a very late post. Like, a month late, or more. Holy cow, it's already July! I still can't believe it. Time really flies when you're doing so many things. It's good to really take some time to relax and just be in the "now".

Anyway, even though I'm really off track I am going to show you what I got for my May BDJ box!

Now if you don't know what a BDJ box is, its basically a beauty subscription box brought to us by the lovely people who came up with the Belle de Jour planners. For a monthly fee of Php 580, you get a box full of beauty products delivered straight to your door! It's like a surprise goodie bag every month! You can check out the website: www.bdjbox.com for more details :)

And, on to the unboxing!


Sexy Sheer

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Summer Denim

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Summer Essentials

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Hi guys!

While for other countries its only starting, it's the last leg of the summer here in the Philippines - or at least it's supposed to be.

The rainy season is approaching already, yet the sun can still be pretty merciless during the day. And especially for us makeup lovers, we know how humidity and harsh sun can ruin a good look within a few hours.

Even for me, there are days when I'd rather not wear makeup because of the heat and humidity outside.
And I do go out sans makeup occasionally. But of course, there are days when we would like to wear makeup despite the weather.

So don't let the heat put a damper on your mood when you're getting ready, here are some products I think are essential during these warm months.


Something Blue..

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Sheer and Classy

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Hello Summer

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Sexy Cut Outs

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Cutouts and Lace

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Orange Pop

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Casual Orchid

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App Post: Noom Weight Loss Coach

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Hi Everyone!

Is it hot or what?!

With summer here, gyms are full and exercise gear is more expensive. And everyone is headed to the beach. So it comes as no surprise that people are bent on getting a toned bikini body.

Now, I'm not the kind of person who likes to go to the gym or have strict diets. I'm lazy and I love to eat (who doesnt?!). So what I do is I make sure that I eat the right kinds of food, and that I don't eat too much. I also try my best to get some exercise in my routine so I don't become sedentary. It's a small step for beginners :)

It always helps to have something to guide you, so that's where today's post comes in. Enter, Noom Weight Loss Coach!


This app is available on Google Play Store and iTunes. I've been using it for a while now and it really helps me with keeping track of what I've been eating. It also gives you tips about how to live a clean and healthy lifestyle. On top of that, it also has a pedometer that counts your st…

Radiant Orchid

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Hello Easter

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Food Obsession: Cereal

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Hi Everyone!

I for one, have never been much of a cereal girl. Except when I was like 4-6 years old and my mom tells me I was pretty much obsessed with Nestle Honey Stars. But since then, I just never found any satisfaction in having cereal for breakfast.

However, at the start of 2014, I found myself with a sudden craving for corn flake/oats kinds of cereal. Weird right? Double weirdness, since I used to hate those kinds! I used to find them pretty tasteless and unexciting. Maybe it was because I was trying the wrong kinds.

Then I discovered this in Marks and Spencer: Triple Chocolate Crunch

An excuse to have chocolate for breakfast?? I'm in!
Not exactly the healthiest of cereals to be eating because of all the chocolate, but this was so DELICIOUS. I immediately knew I had to explore the other cereal M&S was selling.


Retails for Php 295 each
(L-R: Strawberry and Almond Crunch, Deliciously Nutty Crunch, Apple and Cinnamon Crunch)
Don't they all look so yummy? What I like about…

Corporate Orchid

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Black Orchid

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Corporate Green

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Review: Beauty Buffet Green tea and Grape Seed Mask

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What does it do: Soothes and protects skin from the damage caused by UV rays and free radicals, as well as reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores. After use, skin appears healthier and more youthful looking*.

How much: Php 49

Instructions: Place mask sheet on cleansed face and press gently onto skin. Leave it on for 15 - 20 minutes so the skin can fully absorb the essence, then remove. Massage the remaining essence gently into skin for optimal results. Daily usage is recommended*

Amount: 23 ml

Watsons sure has a knack for selling very affordable options for beauty products we see in other boutiques. Don't you just love discovering hidden gems there? This time, I've set my eyes on their facial masks.

The first thing I notice about this mask is that it has a very fruity smell. Almost like grape juice or wine. It's quite strong but fades as you leave it on.

The mask itself is SOAKED in the essence. I'm not kidding, it was practically dripping off the mask! And even th…

Spring Green

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Emerald Pop

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Recent Purchases: January - February 2014

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Hey everyone!

Today I'm going to share with you all, my recent purchases in the beauty department. I've been spending a lot of time in the mall lately, not because I want to (though nobody but my wallet is complaining), but because boyfriend has been attending a series of seminars every Saturday - which is our hangout day - and I have no where else to stay. Needless to say, it's hard to resist buying something when you spend hours alone in the mall :p

Just an FYI: since I've bought these things separately over the course of the past months, this is going to be a collective haul.

Let's begin!


Earth Tones

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I'm flirting with you

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Food Obsession: Belgian Waffles

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Hi Everyone!

Can we just take a moment here to appreciate some pictures?

These pictures are not mine. All are taken from Pinterest.
Don't they make your mouth water? Sure makes me drool! Haha!

I've always been a fan of Belgian Waffles. I normally used buy them from Starbucks because I loved the whipped cream and syrup. (and I still do!) But of course, it's not exactly the healthiest snack.

Just a few months ago, a colleague of mine got me hooked on something a little different. I may be a little late on the bandwagon here, but I can't get enough of the waffle sandwiches from Famous Belgian Waffles!

Just recently, they opened shop in the building I work at so it became so much more convenient for me to get my hands on their delectable comestibles. Did I mention that they sell coffee too? Delicious Malaysian coffee that's just the perfect blend of bitter and sweet. I love it. They also have a strong version of the coffee which would appeal to those who like their coff…

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From Desk to Date

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Valentine's Day Makeup Look

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Hey everyone,
It's only a day away! Are you ready? Have you picked out your perfect outfit? Planned your hairstyle? Do you know how you're going to do your makeup?

For me, the best feature to play up for this occasion is your LIPS. Not to say that playing up your other features isn't as important, but for me there's just something about the lips that I think is alluring during this season. ;)

I have two lip combination suggestions for those of you looking for some suggestions or inspiration. One is a long wearing pink look, while the second is a berry hue that's a little different :)


I've got a date tonight

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Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

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Hello everyone!

Valentine's Day is just around the corner! Whether you have a significant other or not, this is usually a great time to give something to the people who mean the most to us. Just to remind them of how much we love them.

Here I've come up with a few simple ideas for those of you who still need a few suggestions :) These are pretty simple and easy especially if you don't have a lot of time on your hands, but are sure to let the important people in your life feel a little bit more special :)

Source: http://strawberryshortcakexo.tumblr.com/

Review: Human Nature Blushes (Old)

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Update: This product has already been discontinued.

What does it do: A mineral blush made from natural ingredients to give off a glowing look.
How much: Php 295

Instructions: Dust lightly over cheeks with a blush brush.

Amount: 3.5 g

Colors Available: Petal Bloom, Pink Quartz, Tropical Rose, Rosy Cheeks

Rating:
Packaging - 3.5/5
Price - 4/5
Effect - 5/5
Smell - 3/5 
Overall - 3.8/5

Thoughts: A pretty decent blush for the price. The packaging is quite bulky but at least it does not open accidentally and spill all over the place. It doesn't really smell like anything which is good for people who don't like perfumed products, but personally I'm not much of a fan.

Pigmentation is quite good as it gives a subtle flush to the cheeks that perks up the face but looks very natural.

The ingredients are all natural it's good for your skin. There is also an expiration date on the product that you will need to take note of.

Will Irepurchase?
I would. 
See below for swatches:




Petal Bloom


Tropic…