Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Follower of the Month.

Tomorrow is already August, can you believe it?! Another month has past, and we're 1 month closer to Christmas! YEY! My favorite holiday ever! And LOTS of gifts! WOOT! :) 

Anyways, enough of the Christmas talk first. [ excited lang?! :P  ] Let us proceed to the "main" topic for tonight. For the last month, I have visited a few blogs already. And I have heard/seen about this "Commenter of the Month" thing. And I really think its a good idea! :) So, I have decided to have something like that on my blog as well. I named mine as Follower of the Month


I have decided to have this on my blog to keep it "alive." And mainly because, I LOVE chatting to you guys. I love it when you ask me questions, give me suggestions and all that stuff. So, I want to give credit to the people who regularly visit my blog and REALLY read my posts. :) 

But unlike other blogs, I wouldn't show you the prizes just yet.  I will show it to you guys 7 days before the LAST Friday of every month. For August, it will be on the 24th.   So better stay tuned for that! :) 


To qualify, you must...
* FOLLOW MY BLOG PUBLICLY via GFC
* FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER
*LIKE MY FB PAGE
* LIVE IN THE PHILIPPINES. 
For those who live outside the country, sorry. BUT make sure to stay tuned. I  MIGHT have something for you guys on the upcoming months. YOU CAN STILL TALK TO ME! :) 

The Follower of the Month of course should be an active member/ follower.
Not only does she/he reads my posts and comments, but also talks to me on FB and/or Twitter. If you have any questions. suggestions, reactions or anything on my posts, feel free to talk to me.  Comments from my past posts and present [ and future. :D ], are counted. BUT please post RELEVANT stuffs only. I accept criticisms, but not hate.
PLEASE! :)

If you guys can see the the TOP COMMENTER on the left side of the screen. <<----
I will consider that too. I think you need to have an account through DISQUS or something. But yeah, the winner will be the MOST ACTIVE member. 

Do you guys like this kind of stuff?!
I hope you do! If it is not clear, do not hesitate to ask me questions. :) 








Monday, July 30, 2012

Review : [ 4U2 Series ] DreamGirl Faith BB Cream

The first time I heard about BB Cream, I didn't know what it is. So, I researched what they are and where they came from. And this is what I found. :) 
  
BB cream, also known as Blemish Balm, Blemish Base or Beblesh Balm (due to an apparent copyright on the word "Blemish"), is a cosmetic item sold mainly in East and Southeast Asia, although larger beauty brands are increasingly introducing BB creams to Western markets as well. Originally formulated in Germany by dermatologist Dr. Christine Schrammek in the 1950s, the cream was initially used to protect skin after laser procedures and surgery, while also providing light coverage. Introduced to South Korea and Japan in the 1980s, BB cream has been named "the secret of Korean actresses" and has been heavily endorsed by Korean celebrities,. which gained it large exposure in these Asian markets. ---www.wikipedia.org

So it is pretty obvious that it is a BIG thing to Asian women, especially to Koreans. I am never that excited to try one, I don't know why. Maybe because I have heard that it is just like tinted moisturizer. It won't give you a good coverage so, I wasn't really excited. 


A few weeks ago I went to the mall and "HOARDED" some stuffs. :D [ click HERE for the haul ] 
I got 3 products from the brand 4U2. A BB Cream, BB Powder and Blush. I got the BB Cream, just because. I want to just try it cause the girl said that it is "lightweight" compared to foundations and all that "sales talking."  :D 

For those of you who haven't seen or heard about the brand, 4U2. it is a brand originated from Thailand. You can find 4U2 Cosmetics in any Watsons Store Nationwide.

 Designed by and ultimately 4 twenty something and teenagers, 4U2 is a brand dedicated 2 the challenge of self-expression and the pursuit of self-discovery. The spirit and originality of LA mixed with celebrity and fashion serve as our inspiration, and we hope it inspires U2.
--- READ MORE HERE

 Now, here is the product. The 4U2 dreamGirl Faith BB Cream. The product is described as a "One stop Makeup Base, Foundation and Powder."



 It comes in this cute little pink tube with 30 ml of product inside. 
At the back you will see the instructions on how to apply and the warning/ care and safety. [ You can also see the dates at the back of the product. ]

The ingredients and the important dates were listed on the packaging. 



 When you twist the cap open, this is what you will see. Its not that messy because the hole is just teeny tiny. You will have to squeeze the tube for the product to come out. 


I like it consistency. It isn't too liquid-y but it isn't that creamy as well.
It has a little hint of fragrance to it, but that doesn't really bother me. You won't be able to smell it after a few minutes. 

Here is a hand swatch. 

My hand isn't that dark believe me. Its just the lighting.
  If you can see , the color is a lighter than my skin tone.  But once it blended in properly, it doesn't look that white anymore. 

To summarize, I will show you guys the PROS and the CONS. ♥
PROS
* It comes in this cute tube that can fit your purse without eating up a lot of space. 
* It is really lightweight compared to my liquid foundies. I love that I don't feel anything when I'm wearing it. 
* It is very affordable. I bought it for Php 184.00 from Watsons. 
* The ingredients are listed.
* It leaves your skin with a super smooth finish. And it glides on to the skin smoothly as well. 
* It dries up a little bit fast. But not as fast as my Revlon Colorstay.  
* It lasts pretty long considering that I have an oily skin. 
* I feel like my skin is absorbing the product. And it feels moisturizing.

CONS
* The ingredients are listed. BUT not to the tube itself, it is listed on the packaging. 
* It has TALC. Some people can be very allergic to it. And I have read somewhere that talc is closely related to asbestos that is a carcinogen. It can cause cancer. 
*  It tends to leave a white cast and to look a bit cakey when it is not blended in so well. 
* It only gives you a light coverage. You can't put too much cause it will really look cakey. 
 * It is only available in ONE shade. Universal color. 

 FYI 
I use my 4u2 BB Powder to set it. 
I use my bare fingers to apply the BB Cream evenly. Because I find that it looks cakey whenever I use my ELF brush.

I LIKE it but DON'T love it. It is a good product but it didn't impressed me that much. 
Will I repurchase? 
Maybe not. I don't use it everyday because of the talc. That's why I still have a lot of it left.  But I use it every time I feel lazy. :D

Will I recommend?
Yes. But it is not a must have. It is great because of the smooth looking finish, and it feels smooth as well! Maybe you'll love it. :) 

HAVE YOU GUYS TRIED THIS PRODUCT ALREADY? HOW WAS IT? 
LET ME KNOW! COMMENT DOWN BELOW! ♥

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SALE ALERT #2!!

OMG! Another sale?! YES! And who doesn't love SALE right?! I DO! Even though it isn't good for my wallet. :D But here is another online store that I really love. And they are having their SALE!


  

Kering-keri Store is having their 24-HOUR SALE! 
It started today, 12 noon, and it will be up until tomorrow or until the products are available. 

They have EOS lipbalms for Php 200.00! That's a steal! I bought mine last year for Php 375.00. They also have ELF products, Models Own, Milani, MUA and a looot more!!! 


As if the cheap prices aren't enough yet. If you send your order through their Multiply, you can also avail of the free shipping with order Php 400.00 and up.  

I love deals like this! :) Who else do too? 
MAKE SURE TO VISIT THEIR PAGES! And take advantage of the cheap prices. :) 
 Kering- keri store pages. 

HAPPY SHOPPING!!! 

 

 

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Random: Recall of July 2012 Posts

 WARNING: PHOTO HEAVY AND SUPER LONG POST :P 


Hi guys! :) Today, here in the Philippines, it is raining non stop! And as a lot of you already know, there's something about the rain that I am obsessed with. The raindrops are music to my ears. I really love it. But what I don't like about it is that, it makes me feel sleepy! I am sooo lazy and super sleepy the whole day.

Anyways, 2 more days til August. And I cannot believe it. I think it's a joke! :D It's crazy! After August, it's September again. WOAH! UNBELIEVABLE! I am not exaggerating or whatever.hehe :D I really cannot believe it. 

SOOO YEAH! Enough of the rambling. :P
So, this month. My goal was to AT LEAST have 20 posts. And I am super happy to reach my goal. I even went beyond that, and it really makes me happy! :) 
For those of you who missed some of my posts or those who just want to read back.
 Here are my posts for July 2012. ♥ Thanks for everyone who are there no matter what happen. *sniff sniff* hehe.  

Of course, I will start off with my giveaway. BTW, it is still on going. :) Check it out!
I am giving away 2 Ever Bilena lippies, 1 BeautyUK lip lust and an earring. PLUS a mystery gift. it will end on August 3, 2012.


My first BOTD featuring my leopard-ish bag from SM. :) 


 I reviewed my favorite mascara as of the moment. AH!
Wanna know why I love it? Read it! :) 


That week I also reviewed a Caress nail polish. 
 

I also did my FIRST COLLABORATION POST with the beautiful Michelle Magramo of Micmic's Corner. We did our verison of Day and/to Night Makeup. 


I also showed you guys how I sanitize my makeup products. 


And then I introduced to you guys my PILLOW TIME FRIDAY. And to those of you who don't know that, it is like my "personal life" friday. I share with you random stuffs for you guys to get to know me a little bit more. 
And my first one is all about. PET PEEVES.


And here is my review on my HG bronzer from ELF. Amazing product! :)
Read my post to know why ♥


Then I shared with you guys my RED lipstick "collection." 
 

That week I was kind of down and whatever. So, I explained and shared a little bit of what's happening on this Pillow Time Friday. 


 Here is my review on my HG, super favorite blotting powder ever! :) The amazing, Clean and Clear.


Then I did a little online shopping from Skye Avenue.And I also I got a few stuffs from the ever generous, Ate Dee. :) 

 I compared and reviewed 2 drugstore liquid foundations here. The Revlon Colorstay and San San Matte foundation. I love both by the way.♥


And then I did a little shopping, well not little actually. :D 
HOARDED some stuffs at the mall. hehe


For my Pillow Time Friday that week, my topic was this inspiring chapter from "Don't sweat the small stuff." 


This month I also posted my first ever FOTD using my new purchases from my last haul. 
I love the color of this new Maybelline lipstick that I bought. :) 


I also reviewed my FAVORITE brush from ELF. The ELF Flat top Powder Brush. ♥ LOVE IT!


And here is my review on the FAMOUS Oil Eliminator and Skin Hydrator from Krave.
Review: Krave Minerale Oil Eliminator and Skin Hydrator


And another "Of-The-Day" thingy. And this time its EYES of the day. :)
I used my Beauty UK palettes in creating this look.
EOTD: Sun Kissed






And then my first TAG post. I did the 42 Makeup Questions Tag that I saw from somewhere. :D
Random: 42 Makeup Questions Tag


I also did a review on NYX's Xtreme Lip Cream. This was sent to me by Skye Avenue.
Read more if you wanna see my take on the product.
Review: NYX Extreme Lip Cream


SALE ALERT! I posted this a few days ago, but it is still on going. Visit Skye Avenue now!
SALE ALERT!


And for you guys to know me a little more. I answered 17 random questions in this tag. I swear I had fun answering this! :)
Random: !7 Questions 

 
And my latest post was my message to me dearest haters. :) 



So that's it! I hope that you guys can check all those posts out, if you have time. :D For those of you who missed it, just click on the link and you're there. :) 

I hope you guys liked that. Thanks so much everyone! Stay tuned for more reviews, and anything beauty and non beauty related stuffs. Do not forget to like my FB, follow my Twitter and also follow this blog. ♥ And also, join my giveaway!

Have a good night! MWAH!


Friday, July 27, 2012

PILLOW TIME: Dear Haters...

For today's , Pillow Time. I would like to just talk to my dear HATERS. I know that they aren't worth my time, but I just want to feature them and dedicate one post to them. I think that's what they want e, ATTENTION. 

I already got more or less 10 hate mails. And for the record I am only new here. I have been blogging for almost 2 months only. I don't even have a "reputation" or a "name" yet. But still, I got haters. I feel stupid for not expecting this. I am NOT new to having "haters." Cause a few months back, even when I am not blogging yet. I got a hater.

Some of you might think that I am exaggerating or whatevs, NO. I just want to voice out what I really feel. I don't want to pretend that I am not mad or upset about it, cause I am. Well, I WAS. I just want to answer/ clear things up. And I will try my best to not talk about it anymore after this. 

 " Trying hard ka... Hindi naman maganda yun makeup mo. Cheap! "
[ You're a trying hard... Your makeup isn't pretty. Cheap! ]

The first mail I got is all about that phrase. Its funny cause I got it a few days after I started. I felt sad, honestly. But after awhile, I just laughed at it. 
Again, I never claimed that I am an expert. NOPE, I am not! I actually admitted that I don't know how to put an eye shadow properly yet. I am still learning.
And yes, I don't have the HIGH END brands just yet. Almost all my makeups are drugstore brands, so what?!  I buy the with my OWN allowance, not from your wallet. :)

" You're not pretty... Giveaway ka ng giveaway kasi walang nagtitiyaga sa blog mo... Cheap naman prizes mo..."
[ You're not pretty... You kept on hosting giveaways cause no one is interested in your blog... You're prizes are so cheap ]

YES. I hosted 2 small giveaway already. The last one is still on going by the way. :D 
[ click here ]
Well, yes. I am hosting giveaway to draw attention. Its kind of a tactic, especially when you're only starting. BUT you should post RELEVANT and INFORMATIVE posts too. I try my best to back those giveaway up with interesting posts. I do giveaways to attract readers. AND to share with others what I love. Believe it or not, I love giving gifts. And those cheap a*s prizes came from my heart, and from my own money. 
If you think it's easy to blog, sad to say it isn't. Just like any other business, kailangan mo mamuhunan. You need to spend time, MONEY and effort for your blog to grow. YES! You need to have money. You need to find the latest most effective products to review. You have to try out a few brands that people wants to see. Time and effort is also needed. You need to take pictures, EDIT them, contemplate and think of interesting topics. 
I am not pretty?! I didn't say I am. I know there are lots of bloggers who are prettier and sexier and more appealing than me. So what?! I don't want the physical appearance to interfere with what I want to do. I am grateful of what I have. I am trying to improve some of the things I can improve. But I appreciate who I am and what I have. Maybe its about time that YOU look into the mirror and try to improve yourself as well. Not only the physical traits, but also your behavior. :)  

" You just want sympathy... paawa masyado... "

I got the email saying that I only want sympathy when I posted about my break up. Isn't it funny?! hehe Why would I want sympathy from people who don't personally know me and the person involved?! And I talked about it ONCE! I don't know what to comment about this one. But I got 2 emails saying the same exact thing. Ewan ko! NAKAKALOKA! haha
KAWAWA NAMAN AKO! :P 

 There are a few more things that the hater/s said. But the other stuffs are just funny stuffs. :D 
" maitim, mataba, feelingera and few more HATE words. " 
BUT WHO CARES?! Not me!!! :)
What made me sad was the fact that people will spent a minute or two just to write a HATE message. There's so much hate in this world and even those little things of hatred don't help at all.Why don't you just support me?! Or if you guys really don't like me, then stop reading my posts. Or just keep it to yourself. 
Does it make you happy to hurt other people?! Is it fulfilling that you say bad things to other people?! 
I can't ever understand why people LOVE HATE.


I accept criticisms or suggestions or anything. BUT NOT HATE!
 You can tell me in a nicer, kinder way your thoughts. I am nice to people who are nice to me, but I am not perfect. I can say hurtful things as well, but I have learned not to. 
Siguro if I started a few months ago, and got these hate mails. Baka pinatulan kita/ kayo. :)  
But sorry, I have learned a lot already. I am now a strong believer of the saying,  
" ...those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind. "


 I have learned to follow my heart and to do what I want to do without worrying what OTHER people might say. OTHER nga dba?! :D 
All I care about now, more than anything, is myself. I do and I'll still will the things that makes me happy. The things that makes my family, friends and NEW FRIENDS happy. I consider my followers, especially those who really read and supports my blog, my new friends. I want to communicate and talk to them all the time, cause I treat them as my friends. I love what I am doing now, and I am glad that a few people appreciates it. 

 So yeah, I don't want to make this a million words long. But I hope i delivered what I want to say properly. I don't want to sound rude or I don't want to get to the point that I need to name names or have a fight with any one. I will try my best to be patient. BUT I am not  robot. I have feelings too. :) 
 I don't know if these messages came from one or more than one person. I don't know if I know them personally or not.

 I want my blog to be a community of love, NOT hate. I want to be friends with everyone, if that's possible. :) 
THANKS SO MUCH to those who really supports me. I don't want to list all the names, but you know who you are. MY NEW FRIENDS. :) 
Those who comment, who message me that they support me, those who chats with me, to everyone who treats me as their friends as well. ♥
THANKS! A LOT! :) 

COMMENT DOWN BELOW YOUR THOUGHTS! 
If you hate me say it down there, not through email. :P 

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

RANDOM: Tag 17 Questions!

Yeah yeah, I KNOW! Another tag post. hehe. I hope you guys aren't mad at me for this. :P I just find it super fun to answer cute random questions. :) It's like getting to know me in a more personal level. Sooooo, let's get started! :)




Questions!
1. How did you get your youtube user BLOG name?
* I actually had a really hard time thinking about a good and appealing name. But from the very start I knew that I wanted the word "GLAMOROUS" to be in it. So yeah. :D

2. If you could change your name to anything, what would it be and why?

* OH! If I could, and I'm still a girl, I would love to have Cass as my name. :) Ever since I was in high school, I love the name Cass or Cassandra. Its so classy, i think. hehe :D And if ever I am a boy, I would love the name Adam.  Its a super handsome name. :)


3. If you could go back in time and give your younger self advice, what would it be and why?

* Think positive! You'll see life in a more beautiful way, and you'll enjoy it more. Don't think of the things other people say. Just be yourself! :) When I was younger, I always look at the negative side of every situation. I push people away and think less of myself. But I have learned that life is so much easier the other way around. :) 


4. How old were you when you first learned to blow a bubblegum bubble?

* FACT: I don't like bubble gum/chewing gum or whatever you want to call it. :D I hate it! I don't chew or eat them. So, I don't know how to blow. :D 

5. What did you want to be when you were little?
* OH! hehe. I wanted to be a cashier! I love the cash register! The clicking sound and the..everything sounded so appealing to me! hehe And then I wanted to become a teacher, because all the teachers I know get lots of gifts during Christmas. :D hehe

6. What do you order at starbucks?

* CARAMEL FRAP!!!! I love that stuff! I try different flavors every now and then, but nothing beats the caramel frappucino. :D


7. What's the hardest you ever laughed?
* I can't even remember the last time. But every time I am with my high school friends...AH! I always laugh like its my last day! :) But that was a long time ago. [ aww.. missed them tuloy. ]

8. If you could play any musical instrument, which would it be and why? 

* DRUMS! I don't know why but I would love to learn how to play the drums. :) 

9. What's your favorite thing to do when your upset?
* EAT! I know it's bad. But I am a foodie! I love eating! And it relaxes me, and makes me feel better when I eat. Isn't it obvious?! :D hehe

10. What's your favorite movie?

* Local?! ONE MORE CHANCE. I have watched that movie a million times. And I still cry. :P 
Foreign. I love A Walk to Remember. :) 

11. What's one food you can not live without?

* Oh my! This is the hardest question! hehe HMMM... Chocolate, I think. :P

12. What's your favorite dessert?

*Another tough question! hehe. Cake-wise. I love blueberry cheesecake and anything with chocolate. Ice Cream. And a lot more! I have the worst sweet tooth! I cannot live without sweets. 

13. Favorite pizza topping?

* Pepperoni. And anything cheese- y!  
YUMMMMMM!!!!

 14. Would you rather have the superpower to read minds, or the superpower to be invisible?
* Having the power to read minds is a bit scary. So, I will go with the power to be invisible! :) That sounds so cool! 

15. What did you do for your last birthday?
* I had a few birthday dinners with relatives. And then me and my girl cousins stayed at a condominium place overnight. We swam, we drink a little and just "girls night" :) 

16. If you had one personal "selfish" wish, what would it be and why?

 * Let's all be real here. hehe of course I would love to have millions and billions and trillions of money. :D Or let us make it simplier, I want a money tree! :D 




17. What does OMGHHKP mean to you?
* Hmmm. hehe I will totally just make some ridiculous things up. hehe Oh My Garsh How Hot Ko Po. hahaha. I DONT KNOW! :D 


OH GUYS! This is so much fun! :) I love these random questions, I love answering them! If you know any tag questions,or tag things please let me know! I would love to do it! :)

And I tag Micmic's Corner, Pretty Thrifty and IamBabyPanda! And all my readers! :) I TAG ALL OF YOU!!! :) If ever you guys do this, please link it down below! I would love to read your answers. :)

Thanks so much guys! And I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I enjoyed answering them. YEY! MWAH MWAH! ♥

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SALE ALERT!

Who loves online shopping?! I DO! Who loves sale?!? MEEEE!!! Well, SKYE AVENUE is having her 10,000 FB FANS SALE!


It is a bit of a sad new for me cause I just planned on NOT buying anything starting tomorrow, until the end of August. WAH! But we will see. hehe
I think I should avoid facebook tomorrow. :P 

BUT YOU GUYS SHOULD VISIT THE SHOP! ♥
 They sell products from NYX, MeMeMe, BeautyUK and a lot lot lot more!

The sale will start tomorrow, July 27. After LUNCH!
Make sure to check it out! :) Sign in on Facebook, like Skye Avenue's page. And SHOP! Take advantage of the sale. 
I think the sale is only valid on facebook. But I will still link their multiply. :) 


HAPPY SHOPPING! ♥




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