Photo Diary: Nature’s Beauty

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Today’s post is not makeup or skin care related at all, but hope you will still enjoy reading! :-)

Photography is getting so much interest from me now. I purchased my very own DSLR Camera, the Canon100D, which I never thought that I will own in this lifetime, a couple of months ago because I would like to hone my skills in this hobby of mine. I admire people who capture beautiful photos, and blogs that show high quality photos, because they are just so pretty to look at. I appreciate the effort of capturing the details, and colors of a particular subject. Last May, I travelled to Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur for the first time with my office mates and my husband, Fritz. I grabbed this opportunity to bring my camera along to capture this unforgettable moment. In this post, I will share pictures that I took at Baluarte ni Chavit.

Baluarte ni Chavit is 80 hectares of gently rolling terrains, hills and mountain sides, the structures of facilities and amenities, its phases of construction is in its best possible realistic and natural habitat for good and sound animal care. Baluarte is open to the public and admission is FREE. It is actually Governor Chavit’s gift to the people of Vigan where residents are accorded free use of spaces for their livelihood programs. Source

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BDJ Box for July 2014 Unboxing: Pure and Simple!

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Here’s a late unboxing post of July’s BDJ Box. This box is huge, and came in almost at the end of July. I believe most of you already know what’s inside, but to my other readers, hope you find this post interesting. :)

Anyhow, this box features “daily products”, meaning they are the most common items that you reach for often or shall I say, personal hygiene products. I like most of the items inside, but I am not totally wowed. Still, I love that it is still worth the monthly subscription of Php 580. If only I can get a box for free. “I wish”. Haha! Let’s now take a look!

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Used and Abused: Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain

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Before I started collecting lipstick tubes, I enjoyed wearing lip balms or lip gloss. The Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain is one of the many types that I love. I have collected almost all the shades because I find them very easy and comfortable to wear, plus they leave a stain so retouching is not always necessary. It is also a great lip balm to take with me on the go because I don’t even need a mirror to apply it.

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CATRICE Ultimate Colour Lipstick in Pink Me Up!

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As promised, here’s a review about my latest lipstick buy from the newest brand in the market, CATRICE. CATRICE is a brand that was first launched in Germany, and cosnova Beauty is the company behind this brand and essence. I have read about CATRICE from different foreign beauty bloggers, and a lot of good things on their products. Of course, when I learned that Watsons carries this brand, I readily bought some few items to try.

Let’s start!

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On My Nails #8: GIRL STUFF Nail Lacquer in Machiatto!

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COFFEE ANYONE? :-)

My nail polish stash is not complete without some nude, muted, everyday shades. I bought this beautiful shade called Machiatto, together with other pink, green, and purple shades on my first ever Girl Stuff nail polish haul! Each nail polish costs Php 100, and I bought this at SM North Edsa. Take note that they already moved from 2nd floor to the Ground Floor (In front of Bayo).  I have reviewed one of the purple shades HERE.

Machiatto is a brown/peachy shade. I am really bad in describing the color, but you’ll see it on the next photos. This shade is perfect for everyday wear, and for events, like weddings and other special occasions. Let’s take a look!

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EOTD: My Usual Office Eye Looks!

Today’s post is about my EOTDs (Eye of the Day/s) from the 20 days of Lipstick challenge. I love my neutrals, if you haven’t known already, so you will not see anything crazy on here, yet. I also want to look more discreet at work.

The eyeshadow palettes that I often use are Urban Decay (Naked, Naked 2, and Naked 3), Urban Decay Vice 2, Wet ‘n’ Wild Color Icon Palette – Comfort Zone & Petal Pusher, and Benefit Cosmetics’ World Famous Neutrals. I also use different eyeliners for added effects.

I tweaked the pictures a little bit because I am still not satisfied with my photography skills. Let me know what you think about them! :)

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I added turquoise eyeliner as a pop of color for this look. It already faded a bit, but I loved how it made my eyes stand out.

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Product Empties & Mini Reviews #4

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This is the part two of my product empties featuring bath products. It is a great achievement for me to use up tubes and bottles of these. I tend to buy and store new products even if I currently own the same type, let’s say a facial wash or a shampoo. I love having different choices because I love discovering what the new products can do for me. I am very picky when it comes to shampoo. I hate it when my hair gets super oily, and sticky. Sometimes, some shampoos also cause build up and make my scalp itch like crazy! I think I am also easily swayed to buy by TV or AD commercials, (and BLOGS!) that’s why I tend to accumulate much. Anyhow, let’s now talk about my bath product empties!

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EOTD: Ellana Mineral Cosmetics Combo Quad Eyebrow/Shadow

Playing with my makeup is mostly what I do on my free time. I love to create different looks on myself and also test new products out. Some time ago, Ellana Mineral Cosmetics reintroduced their products and came up with even better packaging. The designs were illustrated by Soleil Ignacio, and boy, they are so pretty! I wish I have a talent like hers!

Anyway, today I will be sharing a look using the Quad Eyebrow/Shadow WISH, BELOVED, HUSH, INTENSE.

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This quad costs Php 350, with 4g. of product.  It is a brow and eye contour palette that is a mix of matte and satin finishes. The eyeshadows are very pigmented, but easy to blend. Below is a sample swatch.

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IMAGE FROM ELLANA.COM.PH

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Six Clever Beauty HACKS + Bizarre TIPS!

Hi Friends!

I had a short vacation at my parent’s house last weekend hence, the lack of scheduled posts. I am still trying to get my momentum back that’s why today, I will just be sharing these two videos that I find very interesting. I haven’t tried all of them though, so do them at your own risk. lol!

BONUS!

Ever tried any of these? Do you have any other tips? SHARE!!!

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