Something New from The Body Shop!

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Happy Thursday! The week really goes by so fast! I feel like time is just passing me by. I can’t believe that I am getting older but I don’t feel it. It’s just so weird! Hehehe

Anyhow, today’s post is about a recent haul from The Body Shop. I love being nosy about other people’s shopping bag. It’s a way for me to discover new things which I may like. I don’t feel like sharing hauls is a way of showing-off but rather a form of “educating” (BIG WORD!) people of what or what not to buy!

I only got three items plus a gift. Let us now take a look! :-)

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BDJ Box for October 2014 Unboxing: Skin Savers!

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One of my favorite things to do with my husband is going to a spa. We always want to pamper ourselves by availing a foot spa, a body massage, or simply getting our hair did.

The BDJ Box for October 2014 brings pampering in the comforts of our home with products that are meant to give a youthful and glowing skin for the face, hands, and the rest of the body!

I am actually excited to see what’s inside of the box when I got it. Same reaction with all my earlier BDJ Boxes. Let’s now take a peek!

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Urban Decay REVOLUTION Lipstick in Naked

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Happy Mo(u)nda(ne)y!

The weekend passed by so quickly, it’s crazy! I hope you had a great weekend. All I can remember is that I bought a lot of stuff, but it’s more of clothes and little stuff. I also saw “Dracula, Untold”. It’s a great one. You should watch it if you still can.

Anyway, today’s post has been long overdue. I got this Urban Decay REVOLUTION  Lipstick in Naked months ago, and I haven’t had the time to review it. I buy a lot of stuff and I can’t keep up. I know you junkies, know how it feels! :-P

What it is:

Creamy, badass luxury. Our Pigment Infusion System™ delivers insane color payoff with creamy shine, Maxi-Lip™ plumps and nourishing oils leave lips cushiony soft. Get the color you crave. Addictive to apply (and even more addictive to wear), this creamy formula glides on without dragging or skipping, hugs every curve and gives you a BIG laydown of color. And with shades that range from gorgeous nudes to bold brights, there’s something for everyone.

Our Pigment Infusion System™ gives Revolution Lipstick its super creamy texture, insane pigmentation, superior color dispersion and extended wear. Maxi-Lip™ defines and hydrates lips while making them look plumper and fuller. And a nourishing blend of jojoba oil, avocado oil, cocoa butter and shea butter keeps lips super moisturized and cushiony soft.

Our luxe, custom-designed gunmetal tube (lined in dark purple) features organically shaped facets that practically beg to be touched. You’ll want to keep pulling it out of your bag—whether it’s time to reapply or not.

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MAC The Simpson’s Collection “Sideshow You” Blush Review & Swatches!

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I had a great childhood. I am proud to say that I was born in the 80s! I enjoyed playing outside the house, running around, playing chinese garter, tumbang-preso, luksong-tinik, patintero, and all those fun games! I also grew up watching different TV shows, and one of them is The Simpsons! Who wouldn’t know Homer, Marge, Lisa, Bart and Maggie?! :-)

Anyhow, MAC launched a collection for Marge Simpson in celebration of The Simpson’s 25th anniversary. It includes vibrant colour collection that screams That Trillion Dollar Look! Sadly, it was a limited-edition collection, so it’s not going to be available for long.

I was lucky to grab the “Sideshow You” Powder Blush which is a light peach coral shade. Another shade is called Pink Sprinkles which is a cute blue pink color. The blush retailed for $24, but I got mine from CarefreeShopper for Php 1,500. There are few stocks left for Pink Sprinkles so hurry!

Also, the amount of blush is 9.5 g compared to the regular 6 g, so it’s going to last for a very long time! A regular MAC blush costs $22.

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Sleek MakeUP’s i-Divine Ultra Mattes V2 Darks Palette Review and Swatches!

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Since last post showed an EOTD using this palette, I might as well review and swatch it for you.

More about Sleek Makeup i-Divine Ultra Mattes V2 Darks Palette:

Sleek MakeUP’s legendary i-Divine palettes are 12 shades of super-pigmented, long-lasting, mineral based eyeshadow, designed to suit all. Each i-Divine contains pearlescent shades, which contain mica particles that highlight and illuminate giving an overall radiant effect.Available in a variety of colour ways, your i-Divine is waiting for you.

Ultra Matte Darks are creamy and super blend-able. Due to the intense colour, a little goes a long way. The browns, blues and purples ideal for contouring and creating intense eyes. The light creams and whites are also perfect for highlighting inner corners or your brow bone.

Available in 12 palettes designed to suit every mood, and trend.

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I bought this beautiful palette from Luxola.com for Php 771.50 (22 SGD). This is my second palette from Sleek. The first one was the limited edition Aqua Collection Lagoon palette. What I love about this palette is that it is all matte, obviously, plus the variety of colors! It is not like the Urban Decay Naked Basics that is limited to browns, blacks and white. I can’t even imagine how many looks I can create from it. Since I have done an easy eye look from the last post, I tried a very dramatic one this time. It is not a look that I wear everyday, but if only I can. It is not even complicated to do for me. Let’s look closely on the palette now and then on to the look!

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EOTD: Super Easy All Matte Eyeshadows Look!

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Happy Friday!

Today’s post is an (EOTD) Eye of the Day with eyeshadows that are all matte. I used my Sleek Makeup i-Divine Ultra Mattes V2 Darks Palette for this look. I will make a review of the palette in a separate post to show all the beautiful matte colors. Just to give you an idea, it is a must-have! I bought mine from Luxola.com for Php 771.50 (22 SGD). I always take advantage of discounts so I got it lower than the full price.

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BDJ Box for September 2014 Unboxing: Beauty Innovations!

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Happy Wednesday! I am glad to be back with another post. I had a wonderful long weekend spent with family, and I really appreciate having that break. I was totally worry-free. I am still online all the time using my iPad but that’s it. I did not care much about other stuff like having entirely no post for this week. But, I still won’t let a week pass without anything! I love to keep up with my blog, and even if only a few reads it, I am still very thankful. Hehe.

Anyway, today’s post is so late but I still want to share my thoughts about the BDJ Box for September 2014. I am still super excited when I receive my box. I also got super excited when I learned that the theme was “Beauty Innovations”. I love trying out new things that’s why I am still subscribed, right? So, let’s begin!

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Girlspiration: Meghan Trainor!

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Girlspiration is short for Girl Inspiration. I don’t know if there’s any other meaning, but I like it. This features women that I admire. Might have a men version too soon! Hehe.

I LOVE MUSIC. I have grown listening to the classics because my dad is a die-hard “The Beatles” fan, and more. This is not a sponsored post, but I just want to tell you about Spotify. It is an online music streaming website, or app available on Android and iTunes. It is so easy to browse and add music, and follow your favorite artists!

Anyway, I just want to share my current favorite artist, Meghan Trainor! Her music rocks!!! The lyrics empowers women. When I first heard “All About that Bass”, I instantly loved her!

Meghan Elizabeth Trainor (born December 22, 1993) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and producer. She gained prominence with her 2014 song “All About That Bass“, which reached number 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and topped the charts in other countries such as Australia and Canada.

Here’s few of the lyrics, from azlyrics.com

Yeah, it’s pretty clear, I ain’t no size two
But I can shake it, shake it
Like I’m supposed to do
‘Cause I got that boom boom that all the boys chase
And all the right junk in all the right places

I see the magazine workin’ that Photoshop
We know that shit ain’t real
C’mon now, make it stop
If you got beauty beauty, just raise ‘em up
‘Cause every inch of you is perfect
From the bottom to the top

Yeah, my mama she told me don’t worry about your size
She says, “Boys like a little more booty to hold at night.”
You know I won’t be no stick figure silicone Barbie doll
So if that’s what you’re into then go ahead and move along

Here’s her PLAYLIST.

Her songs include: All About that Bass, Title, Dear Future Husband, and Close your Eyes.

Besides her songs, she got the looks! I hope that will be more music like this instead of those non-sense ones, full of explicit language ones. But yeah, music is self-expression, so who am I to rant. hehe.

Who inspires you?

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Watercolor Workshop by Liz: The Basics!

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Learning something new is an achievement for me. I have always been a fan of people with different talents, especially to those who can make creative things. I am following Liz Lanuzo‘s ProjectVanity blog as well as Instagram account, and her talents, both in writing and watercolor painting amazes me! After I have learned that she will be having a workshop, I knew that I had to join! I wanted to add a new hobby to distract me from a lot of life’s stresses, and from buying a lot of makeup products! Hehe. I booked myself in, together with my sister. Dre of SporadicReads, and Mela, my BFF. We were very excited to join and meet Liz, and learn from her.

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The workshop was scheduled September 20, but Typhoon Mario was too strong, so it was moved to September 30 at Commune Artisan Cafe, in Makati. We were served cups of coffee as the workshop started. I should mention that the Mocha coffee that was served to me was delicious! You should visit them soon!

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Benefit Cosmetics Box o’ Powder in Rockateur Review and Swatch!

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Like most beauty lovers, I easily get attracted to pretty, shiny things. Aside from the product itself, the beautiful packaging attracts me as well. When the Benefit Rockateur Box o’ Powder came out, I knew that I have to own it. I waited for a while before I finally bought this months ago, and it has been a favorite since then. (My Benefit Haul!).

Benefit Rockateur Box o’ Powder is a rose gold cheek powder said to give a provocative flush with a rush of heat. It costs $28.00 (USD), Php 1,600, with 5.0 g Net wt. 0.17 oz of product. I bought it from www.benefitcosmetics.com, but it is locally available at Benefit Cosmetics Greenbelt 5, Rustan’s Grand Mall Makati, Trinoma, and SM Mall Of Asia.

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