Working Ladies' Night

     Since we graduated last February 2010, my college barkada and I  have never gone out together like how we used to. Job applications and work took its toll on us as we never found a common time to meet. So imagine our excitement when we (FINALLY!) were able to set up a date for all of us to meet and catch up to join Maybelline New York's Barkada Blowout!

Of course, we had fun picking out on each other, i mean, picking out dresses for each other. ;

 Bea needed a new eyeliner, Cots needed a makeup remover and Kaye needed her next compact powder. And we all wanted to try the new Eye Studio Hyper Diamonds!

 We dressed up for the night to forget work and be the young college girls we still feel we are. =)

All dressed up and shining for the night! ^-^

It was a super fun night of catching up and partying. We missed this! =) 

Why We Deserve the Blowout
 They say that high school is unforgettable but nobody said that college won't be. We may not have cried with each other during our first heartbreaks, but we have stayed up together for months through our first and second thesis. That's priceless too! Today, we try to meet by signing up on marathons and planning dinner dates. But what's more fun than celebrating our first year into being career women than getting an awesome blowout from Maybelline New York! THAT would be the best way to cap this year, we started 2010 rocking the academe and ended partying hard with Maybelline! =)

The Lola Girls <3<3<3

Haul: Etude House BB Cream and Compact

I received my preorders of Etude House today and I was so happy that I received a lot of samples and the pink Etude House pen! hahahaha XD It was really worth the wait! And my reseller was really nice. =)

 I ordered the Precious Minerals BB Cream in Sheer Glowing and Precious Minerals BB Compact in Sheer Mattifying. I am really excited to try them because they are the Hello Kitty editions! Not that the product is different from the normal Etude House ones but I am a sucker for Hello Kitty so really, I ordered them mostly because of the packaging. Nonetheless, these two got pretty good reviews so I thought they are also worth a try.

I hope all goes well with these babies! (Sorry for the crappy photos, I only have time at night so I really have to use the flash)

Ta-ta, Ladies! Early to work tomorrow! =)

Review: Missha Signature Real Complete BB Cream #21

     Being a regular reader at Girltalk,'s forum, I was influenced to try Missha Signature Real Complete BB Cream. So even if I have sold my rarely used full-sized bb creams and just kept my favorite Missha Watery Sample (I did not like the gray cast and the fact that it is really hard to remove), I ordered a #21 sample of this bb cream.

     I really liked how the sample is not packaged in the usual square packaging. (Yes, I am easily impressed. haha) It was packed in the sample plastic packaging but is shaped liked the full-sized bottle of the bb cream.

So on with the review;

     Missha M Signature Real Complete BB Cream is said to be a Hypoallergenic BB Cream, from Missha's website, maybe because it has a 7-free formula.

7-free formula : Non-chemical, Paraben-free, Mineral oil-free,
alcohol-free, GMO-free, Triclosan-free, Benzophenone-free

     Nonetheless, this BB Cream has a million more ingredients than Missha Perfect Cover. Check it here.
But if you are allergic to mineral oil and are okay with dimethicone, this BB cream maybe for you. This BB cream claims to have perfect coverage with UV blocking, wrinkle repairing and whitening properties with its all natural plant extracts. As for me, I am just hoping that it is non-comedogenic. 


Missha M Signature Real Complete BB Cream #21

Shade: #21 Light Pink Beige - for fair-skinned gals and with fair I mean those with Korean/Chinese ethnicity. I am fair but not as fair as other Asians so I guess I should opt for #23.
Coverage: Sheer-Medium. (buildable)
I have acne scars and the redness was not completely covered after 3 layers. And since I layer it, I need the darker shade since #21 would be too light.
Texture: runny
Not as runny as Lioele Waterdrop but it is not thick and is spreadable. It does not dry quickly giving me more time to blend it and layer it as needed. I liked this trait of the bb cream.
Fragrance: I prefer non-scented cosmetics so as to know it has less ingredients but this has a very pleasant flowery scent to me that disappears right away. 
Dewyness: I prefer dewy bb creams but this is more dewy than I would have preferred. So after I have waited for it to dry, I used Ellana's Sheer Velvet to minimize shine. 
Skin Reaction: I had 3-4 very small bumps on the first time that I used this.
 I have really sensitive skin and have suffered from an extreme breakout earlier this year, I am trying bb creams now to find one that I can just use when I join marathons. I can't use mineral makeup on those times since for sure, MMU would melt. 
Other Comments:
     I tried this again today (2nd time) and have used more product than I did on the first time to test the coverage. The product blended with my skintone on the first time but since I used more bb cream now, the oxidation took more time and since I am always on the run during normal days, I think I should get the darker shade to get a better match. Moreover, this bb cream caked on me the last time and also it did not last long. Maybe because it was too hot on my way to the office but still, I stayed in an airconditioned room the whole day. For this, I think I cannot use this bb cream for my intended purpose, the marathon.

     What I liked about this bb cream, though, is that it could make your skin look really luminous and glowing. Applied and blended properly, minus humidity, like now that it is raining outside and the weather is cool, my skin looks glowing and even if I applied 3 layers, I think I do not look made up since it does not dry to a matte finish. 

     I have received samples of the #23 from another seller and would try it on the coming days. I'll also check if I get the same reaction. But today, just to be safe, I buffed in a layer of Ellana's oil-absorbing powder to control oil and shield my skin from the bb cream. I had high hopes for this bb cream. I really wished that it could replace my Missha Watery, which btw, have lasted through sweat and grime when I used it for the OROFOLS run last month. Sadly, Missha Watery is already discontinued. I think the reason why my sample did not become too watery was because it is in a jar and instead of drying out, the excess water just evaporated so I still have my sample in perfect condition. 

     I'll be posting a review of Missha Watery on the coming days. I hope this could help others out there looking for their HG bb cream.

     Ta-ta, Ladies!

Haul: NYX Mosaic Blush and Round Lipsticks

Hi! Thanks for reading this. I am sorry for being away for so long. I have been busy at work and have been so tired at night to blog. Anyway, I would just like to share my NYX haul from Sis Lelila of digitaltraincase. This is my third loot from her and so far, I am satisfied with her customer service. Thanks Sis Lelila!

So for this loot, I got NYX Mosaic Blush in Dare and more RLS! I had to stop myself from ordering round lipsticks. They're so addicting! But now that I have those shades that I really like, I might settle for buying backups. As you can see on the first photo, the package is carefully wrapped for safety during shipment.

So here's my loot! I got RLS in electra, indian pink, rose, thalia, jupiter and fusion. I have 9 more round lipsticks from my first and second hauls. So far my faves are snow white and paris. I tried electra and I am not feeling it as of now.  I am excited to try Dare! ~_^

If you want some swatches, I may do swatches for you, just message me. =)

P.S. If you know how to avoid spams on the chatbox on your right, I would appreciate some tips. I hate deleting useless spam.


Ta-ta, Ladies!

Burning My Eyes On: My Sister's Keeper

     I've always wanted to watch the movie but never got the chance. Nonetheless, I guess this is a good time to read the book. I'm not yet halfway on reading it but I am enjoying it so far. I could relate very well with the character of Anna. I know her feelings by heart. We may not be in the exact same situation but I understand her belief on her position in her family. And with this in mind, it is somewhat an eye-opener for me to read about the feelings of other characters in the story. So far, what I could say about the book is that it will make you feel a roller coaster of emotions. On this page you will sympathize with one character, on the next page, with another character. Nonetheless, you would know that all characters are longing for love and hope.
     This story is a breather from chick flicks and hardcore romance novels. The book does not make me feel giddy like Edward Cullen does but I know this will make me cry. I am currently in a want-to-but-don't-want-to-finish-it phase. But for now, I'll go back to my reading. =)
     Ta-ta, Ladies! =)
If you have read the book or seen the movie, feel free to share how you felt about it. Just please..please..don't spoil the story for me just yet. Thanks!!