Best in Beauty 2014: In A New Home

Hello! I missed you all. I’ve been on hiatus for a bit but now I’m back…but in a new home. Beauty friends, I’d like to redirect you to my new, “all-encompassing” blog (meaning, I’m trying to integrate all my online lives and stop being bipolar already haha).  It isn’t an all-beauty blog, I hope you don’t mind, but there will definitely still be a lot of beauty posts! I’m starting my beauty-related posts with this one: Beauty Favorites of 2014. I hope to see you there! Also, just in case you were wondering: I have still been reading your posts, I miss you all! 🙂 Happy new year! 🙂



Link Love: September edition

Let’s start with a rather summer-y look but since we technically don’t have fall here in the PH:

I’ve never used mineral makeup before! And I’ve always been curious/clueless.  At least now I know.

How to look good during pregnancy by Charlotte Tilbury–certainly something I need to watch right now.

Also, this one Ms. Tilbury did–I want her products in my life but damn are they pricey.

Gaaah so pretteh–a lavender smokey eye by Lisa Eldrige.


What (beauty) videos have you been loving lately?







WILLT: Copper and red

A quick WILLT post for ya:

DW-DSCN5203Please disregard the mess that is my room in the background–we’re moving houses really soon and I haven’t found the will to clean up anymore.  Anyway! Here’s what’s on my face!

I’ve been enjoying using the Etude House CC Cream in Glow as a Primer–it doesn’t add coverage but adds luminosity, somehow, beneath foundation.  I don’t know why I take breaks from using this because I always find that my skin always behaves when I use this, especially on a regular basis. I’ve also been using the Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation in No. 53 Light Beige regularly now, partly because I’ve been loving how it looks and also because it’s the perfect shade for me right now (despite how it looks on the left photo! It must’ve been the weird cloudy day, but you’ll see that my face tone looks pretty similar to my shoulders on the right photo, lol).

Freshly hauled means it’ll be used up until I find that I hate it or find a newer one to play with: but for concealer, I’ve also been using a lot out of the 3CE Full Cover Concealer in 002.  On my cheeks I have Tarte’s Amazonian Clay Blush in Thankful, applied with a stippling brush. I lightly ‘bronzed’ the outer periphery of my face with the Hourglass Radiant Light Powder. I messily, roughly applied the Happy Skin Eye Love View Double Duty Eyebrow Duo on my eyebrows–the felt tip lightly mimicking hair strands–then I coated it with that darn Nichido Colourless Brow Gel. I suppose I was going for an ‘unorganized brow look’, rather bushy and carefree if I may say so myself.  On my eyes, I used The Balm’s Shady Lady single eyeshadow in  Shameless Shana–a shade I think resembles my tank top very well. I applied it all over my lid with my ring finger, feathering the edges with an Ecotools Fluffy Blending Brush, lightly extending it for an almost-cat eye..  I also lined my lower lash line with this eyeshadow. I rimmed my lower waterline with Nyx’s Wonder Pencil in Medium.

On my lips, all I have on is the rather disappointing 3CE Lip Marker in Red, which isn’t too red as you can see, and isn’t too long wearing as well.  Later on throughout the day, I applied Nars’ Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella instead, which I failed to photograph. Oh well.



FOTD of the other day: trying out the new stash/awkward selfies.

I don’t know if I mentioned this before but the reason I don’t have too many tutorials (not that I’m really good with makeup or anything but I just really like wearing em) or look of the day kinda posts is because I suck at taking photos of myself. I always try to after putting on makeup, thinking these could be beauty blogging material, but I delete them right away as soon as I see them (they suck big time huhu). But the other day the selfie gods were kinda nice to me, I was able to find some decent lighting and relatively un-awkward photos turned up. So here’s what I looked like the other day, as a result of playing around with the new stuff I got from the last trip. 🙂


DW-DSCN5190Pardon the messy bed and background, but here’s a rundown of what’s on my face:

  • Stila’s One Step Correct Serum as primer
  • Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation in No. 53 Light Beige
  • 3CE Full Cover Concealer in 002
  • Hourglass Ambient Dim Light to set concealer
  • 3CE Duo Color Face Blush in #Make Me Blush on my cheeks
  • Hourglass Ambient Radiant Light around the edges of my face for a very light contour
  • Mac Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Bare Study all over my lid
  • Maybelline the Rocket Volum’ Express on my lashes
  • ELF Eyebrow Kit for my brows–the dark gel on the lower part and edges of the brows, the lighter powder on the inner corners of the brow
  • Nichido Clear Eyebrow Gel to set my brows
  • 3CE Jumbo Lip Crayon in  #Oh, My Pink
  • Hourglass Ambient Incandescent Light on my brow bone, the tops of my cheeks and down the bridge of my nose for highlight

How’s Monday treating ya?

Hong Kong day 1 + Major Life Updates


Hello! The last time I wrote in here was the first week of July, which seems like eons ago.  I guess I should start with the life updates, which will explain my absence.  For starters, I’m pregnant! 🙂 And for the first few months of this pregnancy, I soooo wasn’t in the mood to do anything but sleep. That’s my excuse: I was sleeping. Also, the manfriend and I have decided to move to another house–one more suitable for a baby, and so I’ve been crazy busy packing when not sleeping.  Now that I’m in my second trimester though, I feel much more…awake! And more productive. So last weekend, the manfriend/baby daddy had a convention to attend to in Hong Kong and I tagged along because I don’t really mind going around the city by myself while he works, because: Sasa, Bonjour, Colourmix, 3CE.  I don’t think I need to say any more than that.

Despite the latter sentence, my first day haul isn’t too exciting, beauty-wise because I spent a whole lot of time in Ikea, buying stuff for the house. I did manage to go to a Sasa branch and managed to get only these:

DW-DSCN5081An EOS Honeysuckle Honeydew lipbalm orb, and also the Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation in No. 53 Light Beige, which I hope is the perfect match for my current shade. Also, Bourjois stuff is pricey in Sasa, ha! At least, compared to the prices I’ve seen online.

I promise the next two hauls are more exciting than this one!

Sooooo…how’ve you been? I’ve missed reading all your posts!!