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Aug 26, 2015

What's In My Bag?

8/26/2015 5 Comments

More like what can fit in my bag? I have upgraded to a yet smaller bag (this is the smallest I went so far) and now I have to keep the contents to the barest essentials. Like --- my hair's in a ponytail, I won't bring a comb --- kind of minimalist.

The bag is a Mango blue Saffiano-effect cross body bag. It has black chrome plated hardware and a long adjustable strap.


Two open compartments plus a zippered one in between. The strap is looped around the flap and can be removed for when you want to use the bag as a clutch.

There isn't actually much space in this bag. It might look wide enough to hold more things looking from the outside, but only my phone and lip gloss can fit in one of the compartments.


The 6 things I cannot live without:

  • phone --- I'm trying to not be tethered to my phone but I can't leave the house without a phone.
  • wipes --- There is a smaller package (about half of this one) which would be perfect to carry in my bag. This one is from Watsons, around P20 per pack.
  • oil blotting paper --- An oily-skinned girl's bestfriend. This one's from Daiso.
  • lip gloss --- This Coralista tube won as the smallest and slimmest lippie in my makeup collection, so it's going straight into the bag. I can also put this on top of any lipstick I'm wearing and it doesn't alter the look I'm going for (which is actually just naturally fresh most of the time). Plus I also need to use this up. :)
  • card case --- for identification and stuff. Membership and advantage cards are also housed in this convenient case.
  • money --- goes straight into the zipped compartment because there's just no space for a wallet.



I can also sneak in a comb and candies. :D

I'm actually  pleased to have such a small bag. I used one of my bigger handbags recently and there's the usual habit of "I might need this, I'll bring this" 'til my bag is as heavy as if I brought the entire house with me.

Having a small bag forces me to decide and bring only the things that I know I would really use.

Where I bought it

Bought at P585 from the original price of P1950 at Zalora. It's one of the best deals I've had so far. There's always a sale every now and then and the discounts are incredible. The whole transaction was also smooth and fast. It's actually a pleasure to shop.

Aug 21, 2015

Happy Skin's Shut Up & Kiss Me Lip & Cheek Mousse in The Morning After

8/21/2015 2 Comments


The quest for my MLBB (my lips but better) color is over! I found it in Happy Skin's Shut Up and Kiss Me Lip and Cheek Mousse in the color The Morning After. In my previous post which is another Happy Skin lippie review, I mentioned that I was searching for this particular shade because I was suspecting that this would match my natural lip color perfectly, but sadly it was sold out everywhere. That just shows how beautiful the color is. And that's why I picked up another color instead.

Last May, when I read from other blogs that The Morning After is making a comeback albeit in a different formula, I checked it out on the Happy Skin website right away, fearing to be left behind once again.

And maybe it was a blessing in disguise that I didn't get the color in crayon form, because a lip mousse that can double as a blush is pretty heaven sent to me.

The packaging too is a win for me, not that I don't love the lip crayons. But this one looks elegant and more mature than the ones I usually pick up. About time I should choose makeup that fits my age I think.


This lip and cheek product hydrates, primes, repairs & rejuvenates with Anti-Aging Peptides, and protects with SPF 15. It also features Shea Butter and Collagen - the same lip-lovin' ingredients from Happy Skin's bestselling Shut Up & Kiss Me moisturing lippies.
--- Happy Skin


I love the teardrop-shaped applicator with the hole in the middle because it ensures I don't take too much product. That means when I apply at the corners of my mouth it doesn't end up inside my mouth.

This would also be a good wand for precisely outlining the lips because of its slim and pointed applicator. I'm not into a precise outline myself though. The Korean practice of blurring out the lip outline is rubbing off on me.

with flash / without flash
With flash, it looks mauve while without flash, it looks reddish nude.
Photos unedited. Because I don't know how to edit the photo with the flash, so best to leave them as is.
(You can view how I edit my photos here.)


The color closely resembles my natural lip color and the mousse formula feels very lightweight. It still tends to dry my lips a little, but that's just how my lips are.

I love how natural it looks and feels, both with the consistency and the color. This lip mousse is something I like to use on a daily basis as it looks appropriate for any occasion --- grocery shopping or meeting up with people or going on dates.

The Morning After as blush

I've used it as blush only a couple of times and I haven't taken any photos of it yet. I will update this post or make another about it when I do.


Repurchase?

Definitely yes. Although this is priced at P699 per tube (which is a bit over my budget), this is something I'd get a lot of mileage of so it's pretty worth it. And it's not easy to find a MLBB shade, you know. Especially one that looks and feels like the natural lip, just better.

Aug 13, 2015

Kim Kardashian Hollywood Game Lookbook

8/13/2015 0 Comments
Ahhh! Anyone here obsessed with this game? Because I am! I think I started playing at the beginning of the year. And here I am, still playing. Everyday.

Thankfully though I don't check in all the time now. I've risen to the top 100 and the gigs I receive are for 8 hours mostly. So I get to do only one gig a day unlike when I was new to the game that I receive a lot of 1 hour gigs. It was so much easier to finish them and that in turn helped me level up faster which made me quite crazy with the game. Doing an 8-hour gig takes forever to finish (and sometimes I forget to finish) so the rise to stardom is a little slower.

I do have a few complaints with the game. :D But I'm still playing despite them.

Today I'm sharing with you a few of the pics I've taken with the game's camera feature. I have quite a folder of these on my computer and I don't know what to do with them, and I don't want to delete them too.

I really like this navy and orange geometric print dress. I've worn this several times in the game. (I change my clothes there often ;) ) 

Here I'm channeling Korean fashion with a mini skirt, high neckline (cleavage is a no-no), and some boots. 

In a doll dress while up and about in Kardashian Hollywood with Kim K. 

Going sleek for an appearance gig at some restaurant.

Bright red hair with an all black outfit. *flips hair*

Hanging out at Kim K's house dressed in a tunic. The bag is adorbs!

Time to party all night!
I totally prefer the gold & white dress over the blue & black one (if you know what I'm talking about) but Kim's dress is more amazing. And those curves! O_o

 Just remembering it's winter in Australia while we're silently suffering from the intense summer heat.
I do wish there's a jacket option so we can layer clothes. 

In a dark mood.
In-game boyfriend broke up with me and I lost 70 thousand fans. ~,~ 

Publicist Maria tasked me to go on a date so I will be in the public's eye and thus gain fans. Hmm.
The tan jumpsuit's the bomb. It came with shoes. Hehe.

First and only friend. I found her on twitter. :D 

Going for the dainty look in Florence...

...And casual chic for a photo shoot in Paris.

Finally got myself some short hair. But every dress I put on made me look like Miley lol. So I decided on some pullovers and skinny jeans instead.


So that's all for now. I'm sure I'll have more in a few months. Let me know if you want to see more so I'll be sure to post them here on my blog.

For those who are playing this fantastic game, and if you're on the iOS server, please add me d3dawn. :) I would love to have more friends to play with.

As for those who aren't playing this game, why not check it out? It's a fun dress up game even if you're not into story mode games or you're not into Kim K. :D

Anyway, thanks for reading!

Aug 11, 2015

2 Face Cleansers

8/11/2015 2 Comments

Both imperfect. But one I'm repurchasing while the other I won't. So which is which?

Pond's White Beauty Pearl Cleansing Gel

The Pond's Cleansing Gel is infused with pearl essence to make skin glow and become fairer. The Oxygenated Gel formula refreshes and cleanses the skin, removes dirt and oil from deep within, while leaving the skin soft and supple.

Review:
I haven't noticed any difference in whitening (probably because it's not something I obsess about) but my skin felt a lot softer after using this. I like the gel formula - its texture, its scent, its bubbles. What I don't like about it is it's difficult to rinse off. Takes forever especially if I'm washing my face at the sink. I find it easier to use at the shower.

It felt like there's a filmy residue which is what's making it so difficult to rinse off. But after using it in the shower under the onslaught of water, I discovered that when rinsed properly the residue doesn't feel so filmy. Instead my skin felt so silky smooth and soft.

Etude House Every Month Cleansing Foam in Revitalizing (Blueberry)

This cleansing foam makes skin bright with blueberry extract that provides energy to skin. This cleanser is part of the Every Month Cleansing line from Etude House which contains 12 variants, which I'm assuming each should be used at the month corresponding to its number.

I got 8 which is August (bought in June/July), not because I plan ahead like that, but because I adore berries scent!

Review:
Like most Korean cleansers, this one from Etude House is opaque white and foams/lathers really well. It is easy to rinse well, which is what I prefer with my cleansers because it's less time consuming and saves more water too.

The blueberry scent is nice. Not too sweet or artificial or overpowering (although others might disagree). I have a sis who's very sensitive to scents and she loves the scent of this cleanser.

What I've noticed though (and my sisters as well) is that this cleansing foam makes me oily. Even my other sister who doesn't have oily skin complains that her nose becomes greasy when she uses this. What more my oily skin! Grease ball all over.

As for its revitalizing function, I think I get revitalized with the scent more than anything. :D The scent is a good pick-me-upper. Apart from that, my skin feels okay right after washing. It doesn't feel tight or dry.

Repurchase?

I'll repurchase Pond's Pearl Cleansing Gel to use in the shower. I would be needing a separate cleanser for the sink and it won't be Etude House's Every Month Cleansing Foam #8. I'll just use it up while enjoying the scent, then I'll move on.

Do you have any recommendations for me to try?

Thanks for reading!