Wednesday, February 13, 2008

My New Suesh brushes

I just received my package from Suesh. I ordered the 5-pc set and the retractable powder brush. If you haven't noticed yet, am currently addicted to mineral make-ups. and how do I apply those lovely colors in their jars, of course, with these uber-cute brushes.

I have yet to use it in applying my MMU but from touching it, i can really say the bristles are very soft. I hope they don't shed ( i hate when that happens). These brushes are from HK but i got it from an online store. These babies are real animal hair (i think pony & squirrel) and are supposedly better at picking up pigments compared to their synthetic counterparts. In fairness to my share of synthetic brushes (well, i only have EDM for now), my EDM brushes are actually very great. I have the long-handled kabuki, the flat top and the foundation brush. They are uber soft (feels like silk on my skin) and do an awesome job in applying mmu. Mineral powders stick to the hair like a charm and delivers the same on my skin so luxuriously that applying my mmu is both a treat and a breeze. I've already washed it a couple of times already, and not once did it shed. This is my HG brush so far.

I have yet to use my Suesh brushes but from the looks and feel of it, Suesh may be right up there too!

Just to add, Suesh customer service is also great. We had a mix-up in terms of the shipping address. It was mistakenly delivered to my office address (as you know, am on sabbatical) but it was eventually straightened out and sheryll was very accomodating and on top of it. Once i get to use the brushes, i'll go right ahead and post a review.


Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Pizza fest & ice cream galore at my Nanay's place

We went to my lola's place, my old home before we moved to our own place, for a post-celebration of my mom's birthday. We already celebrated this a week before at North Park ATC. We brought 4 boxes of pizza from Pizza Hut using our Palm Card (so we got 2 additional boxes free!), and also a gallon of ice cream. Yhummmmyyy... went home with our appetites full, also with smiles and laughters on our faces. It was always fun visiting our old place with Nanay, Tatay, Mama Cristy, little Micah (who's quickly turning into a brat, nonetheless everyone's little girl), Daddy, Tito Lito and their families.

here's my mom toasting to her birthday, Cheers!
(nope, that ain't booze)

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Medical Check-up turned shopping spree

Went to Southmall earlier today and got myself a couple of stuff!

Am supposed to have my mini-head injury/wound checked. I don't want any irritation, much less a scar...Noooooohhh. Too bad there's no doctor available anymore at Casa Medica. What? It's only 4pm! LOL...undertime??? Anyway, i just self-medicated and asked the pharmacist to recommend an anti-inflammatory ointment. So i got myself a small tube of Teramycin Plus. It's described as a first aid for the prevention and treatment of infection in minor cuts, scrapes, burns, abrasions, insect bites, pustules and even pimples! I really should have a first-aid kit! Instead of collecting make-ups and beauty products... well...let's just leave my source of pure joy alone, shall we. I promise, I'll make more effort to be more health-conscius, aside from being vanity-focused, teehee. I also got myself a month's supply of vitamins & supplements--Vitamin C (for my immune system, to ward off my constant colds), Caltrate Plus, a calcium supplement (i gotta take care of my bones whilst still young, plus am not fond of milk, am lactose-intolerant by choice!), Vitamin E (for my skin, for a glow that comes from within) and Vicks Vaporub (for my sleepless nights due to runny noses and heavy breathin').

Bought at Watson's and just 'coz i can't help my impulsive self from buying extra stuff, I got their freebie pink watch. Cool! I love freebies, who does't!

I also bought some good reads at Book Sale. I just so love this store, think great reads at a fraction of the cost. I got a copy of The Purpose-Driven Life, Soar...if you Dare (both inspirational & motivational) and Danielle Steele's Star. Can't wait to read all of them and get my dose of insights on life and love.

Got Marie Claire mags, as well. Wanna try this one, am always getting Cosmo!

And lastly to fulfill my gastronomic tastes, I got a large box of cereals, 2 boxes of Popcorn, SPAM (just coz i missed it), cans of tuna in hot & spicy, chocolates for Mama & Papa, Gummi Worms for my sis (for me, too!).

So much for my save save save-no-buying-spree campaign! LOL, as if!


CLEAR Black Valentine's Concert - The Black Parade

Wanna celebrate Valentine's Day in style?

How bout celebratin' it in BLACK?

Clear is revolutionizing how we do valentine's day, you got that right, in BLACK! Gone are the usual reds, coz black is definitely in!

Clear presents "THE BLACK PARADE" as featured in Sophie's Blog (check out the link to her site for more details)

Let's party at The Fort Open Field on February 16

Featuring Tribo Manila and International House Music Sensation MOONY

(who's gonna be my date that night, only he doesn't know it yet...wink...wink...)

Excited??? I know I am!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

A Mineral Make-up Junkie

What am I obsessing about these days, Mineral Make-up! Yeah,not just your ordinary make-up because this one's good for your skin! Am a little vain (hah, little). And when I heard that there's a make-up that would be healthy for my skin at the same time make me pretty...that's a no-brainer, and it perked up my interest for as long as i could remember. I've heard about this wonderful product a little over a month ago and had been lurking the sites/blogs of self-confessed MMU (that's mineral make-up) addicts.

Here are some benefits of Mineral Make-up:
  • Mineral makeup takes its inspiration from minerals and inorganic pigments that exist in nature.Best of all, because mineral powders are inorganic and contain no moisture, bacteria do not grow and no preservatives are needed.
  • It works on everyone! And every climate. Not only does it contain sunscreen, but cosmetic companies say Mineral Makeup works with humidity. So that means even if you sweat, your makeup stays put.
  • It has a natural look and feel. Feels like second skin.
  • Natural anti-inflammatory properties, helping heal, calm, and reduce redness in rosacea and acne prone skin types.
  • Natural mineral cosmetics preservatives with anti-microbial capabilities that destroy and inhibit the growth of bacteria and microorganisms that can cause acne.
  • Conceals, corrects, and covers most known skin discolorations and conditions while still allowing skin to breath.
  • Has natural sun protection, with SPF.
  • Diminishes the look of fine lines & wrinkles
Well, that convinced me, hook, line and sinker!

I've actually digested a lot of information; and 2 weeks ago, I gave in to my cravings (parang food lang, well, they say it's even good enough to eat, well, am not gonna eat it, mind you!), and ordered from Lumiere and Everyday Minerals. I got the sample kit from Lumiere ( 4 foundation shades, 1 blush and 1 finishing powder) and I shelled out $9 only, it comes with free shipping. Pretty cheap right. It's in a small 5g jar and there's really a lot in there, i think it will last me about 3-4 weeks. With Everyday Minerals, I got the custom kit for $32 which includes 2 brushes (a flat-top and a long-handled kabuki), and full jars of foundation, blush, finishing silk powder & eyeshadow. I also got free sample jars of 2 shades of foundation, blush, concealer, plus EDM threw in a lot of other freebies, an eyelash comb/brush, a sooscho buki brush (i still don't know what this is for, i use it as a concealer brush, lol), a new blush they're gonna introduce soon, New Car Smell, this is a peachy bronzed blush. And on top off that, I got a 7% discount off my purchases! Yey! Talked about being generous and worth-my-money! Oh, and I also got a $5 coupon with Lumiere on my next purchase! These MMU companies are really hands-on, and they have the best customer service there is. I mean, we all get this SA's in make-up counters not really knowing what they're saying\, let alone help you pick the best product to suit your taste...well not all of them, but we get those once in a while right?! So these breed of small MMU companies are really a breath of fresh air. And they do offer the loveliest colors! I'm not so into make-ups before, but I have all the essentials and I'm intrigued by beauty and the zillion ways to prettify ourselves. So you can just imagine how mineral make-up piqued my ineterest big time especially since I've read a lot of raves and great feedbacks among its throng of followers!

I got my package exactly 9 days after, why this long, well my dear, these are companies based in the US and shipping takes time, let alone shipping cost! whoa! But let me tell you it's all worth it! The wait, the anxiety, the anticipation, and finally my orders are here! I feel exhilarated, exuberant! What the hell... I feel happy! Opening my package, there lies all the beautiful colors and I can't wait to try them all... But am still in the office so it will take a couple of hours or so before I can play with my new babies!

A bump here & there

Haayyy, stupid me! I bumped my head in my sister's cabinet door, an now i have a bump on my head the size of Luzon! It's really big i tell you and i feel drowsy as i write my laments here, but i can't sleep. Ganun daw yun, pag na bump yung head mo you can't go to sleep... So am writing this blog to stay awake...

Arrggghhhh.... hurts like hell... am gonna have this checked, along with a long overdue dental check-up. Gotta stay healthy these days!