Bazaar for All Season

Went to Bazaar for All Season today at Elements, Centris with my sister. Me and sissy both have a mission in mind….hehehe.

Here’s what I got…

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Aztec skirt from Bubbles.  This is the reason why we went there in the first place.  Isn’t it cute…especially when worn.

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I’ve been meaning to get my hands on that ribbon cuff for some time now that I almost leaped with joy when I saw this….I could be silly sometimes I know. And don’t you just love that multi-strand neon bracelet? Perfect piece to wear to liven up any outfit.

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Coco Chanel inspired rings….soooooo cuuutttee (literally muttered those words when I saw this cuties).

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As we were heading out my sister got inspired and told me to go get some outfit shots. The weather kinda feels a little bit humid today so I opted to wear some comfy shorts and loose top to get some breeze, and wore some Fitflops just in case my sister would go commando and kill my feet.

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Armed and ribbonful =)

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My Celine-like bag. I’m so loving it, but no this is not an imitation of the original one. The design was just inspired from it. The material is made of canvas, I think, and has a 3D print of the Celine bag. Well of course I cannot afford a 120k bag so I’m happy with this.

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This was taken inside one of the shops in Centris named C.O.G. (Center of Gravity), where they sell skateboarding stuffs.

Elf Eyelid Primer

Don’t you feel euphoric when you discover great dupes of high end or pricier brands? That’s what I felt when I discovered about a dupe for Urban Decay’s Primer Potion. And yes you guessed it right….it’s one the great drugstore brand, Elf eye primer.

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This goodie cost only 129Php, which is way more cheaper than its counterpart.

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This comes with a doe-foot applicator which is great for applying the product on your lids.

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Swatching the product on my hands, it goes on smoothly and is opaque in color, but turns sheer when spread evenly.

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I swatched eyeshadow on the left side (without primer) and on the right side (with primer). You can obviously see that eyeshadow applied on the right gives out more pigmented color. I’ve tested this product for a couple of days now and it really did justice. I’ve been in search for a primer for some time now and this primer really is a score. My lids kinda get oily by the end of the day that shadow gets crease and sometimes slides off everywhere. I’m so glad when I used this product as my eyeshadow stayed on the whole day and did not crease at all. I also find that it helped my eyeliner not wash off as the day went on.

My final verdict….awesome primer for a very affordable price that really held on whatever I put on my lids, at least for me. If you have combination skin then you definitely should try this.

Clinique Lash Power Volumizing Mascara

Last Sept. 20, 2012, Clinique had a great mascara swap. Everyone is entitled to exchange their empty, expired, and old mascara with a 3-week supply of Clinique’s Lash Power Mascara. Redemption areas/counters were announced on Clinique’s Facebook page. Redemption time was from 2:00 to 6:00 pm.

Me and my sister went to Rustan’s Gateway. We were there at exactly 2:00 pm (eager beaver). We gave the beauty consultant that day our abused mascara and then we were asked to choose between the lengthening and volumizing mascara, and we chose the latter.

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Once I got home, I immediately tested my stash and it did not fail to amaze me.

Here’s a pic without the mascara….

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And here’s with just one coat of mascara….

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Isn’t it nice??? It really added volume and defined my lashes. It made my eyes look open and awake. I’m definitely gonna buy this when I finished the sampler.

Baguio Trip Day 2 (Part I)

Okay….so continuing on our travel diary, we woke up in the wee hours of the morning to prepare for our next itinerary and it’s my hubby’s birthday!

birthday boy

On our way to Tam-awan Village in Pinsao Proper, Baguio City.  This place uniquely blends indigenous aesthetics and exquisite Corilleran craftsmanship with an artist’s concept for a village adapting to Baguio setting.  Getting there is a little big tricky but certainly well worth the trip.  On our case, we just rode FX as that’s the easiest way to go and this I guess is the common means of transportation there aside from the usual jeepneys and the fare is also cheap, flag-down rate is only 30Php (I hope it’s same here in Manila).

I know I still look sleepy though…I’m not used to waking up so early in the morning.  You know that your there when you see the a high wall with an eye catching mural.  You have to watch out for this and ask your taxi driver to stop there, in case the driver was expecting you to say so (parang jeep lang?).  When you get there you just have to pay the entrance fee of 50Php and 30Php if you’re a studen, you just need to present your school I.D.

What you can do here is go for an Eco-Tour and you’ll see this wood sculptures along the way, it gives me the creeps though.

we look so funny here

it’s nice to be surrounded by nature…aaahhhh

channeling Edward & Bella in the woods (peg)

We really are huffing and puffing as we go along.  We had to go slightly slippery trail as it has been raining every afternoon since we arrived.  The trail was so steep, stony and slippery….get the picture?  But we really enjoyed every bit of it.  It’s really nice to be surrounded by nature once in a while and get a breath of fresh air away from the Manila pollution.

going back down the hill

Yes I know…another creepy thing, but that’s art…not everybody can appreciate though.

didn’t realize what this is at first glance…we did have a good laugh after

sand art

more sand arts

another creepy thingy

Overall, the trip was fun and educational.  More pics on the next post so stay tuned!

Baguio Trip Day 1

Last September 20, 2012, me and hubby together with my brother-in-law and cousin went to Baguio City (the pine city).  We rode Victory Liner bus, whose terminals you can find along Edsa and Pasay City.  Fare is 445Php per head, which is fairly reasonable though as the seats were roomy (which made my long legs jumping for joy) and there’s free Wi-Fi onboard….yippppeeeee!!!  Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, blogging on the road….hooooorayyyy!  Our bus departed at 8:00 a.m. and we arrived at 2:00 p.m.

We went straight to our hotel and hit SM Baguio to get some chow.  I was so hungry you see as I failed to wake up on our bus stop coz I came straight from work (GY shift).

patio area

Etude House

We dropped by my favorite beauty store Etude House for some Korea fix.  Got myself a new eyebrow liner because my old one broke, some toner and facial wipes.

Having some Takoyak, a ball-shaped Japanese snack made of a wheat flour-based batter and cooked in a special takoyaki pan. It is typically filled with minced or diced octopus, tempura scraps (tenkasu), pickled ginger, and green onion.

At 7:00 p.m., we then went to Pizza Volante a 24-hour pizza parlor along the busy streets of Session Road in Baguio City.  It has a fine selection of Pizza and Pasta at a very affordable price!!  We went straight up to the second floor, but it was jam-packed so we opted to eat at the ground floor where it gives off a decent ambiance to diners as compared to the loud noise going on upstairs (which I prefer).

hubby for a photo opt

As you can see from the photo above the place looks so nice, relaxing, somewhat gives off a romantic vibe and the best part is you get to feel natural cold breeze…a little bit chilly sans the aircon.

with hubby

spaghetti meatballs

mushroom & pepperoni pizza

Hahahaha….isn’t it too obvious that were so hungry that we remember to take photo when the pizza was half-way eaten =P  After a sumptuous meal, we then went to Bohemian Bar & Cafe located at Lower Assumption Rd. (just go straight down at Session Rd. you’ll never miss it).  If you’re looking for a place with lots of music and a nicely priced food, drinks and appetizers in the evening , then this would be a nice place to visit.  They also have a nice set of breakfast served with coffee.  I tried their chilly time bomb, which really makes your mouth explode with spicy goodness that I love though.  We had a couple of drinks, Weng-Weng to be specific and listened to good music to groove the night away.  The only thing that needs improvement with this establishment is the ventilation specially on the 2nd floor.

at Bohemian Cafe

Jola & Jonard

hubby & wify goofing around

We went back to our hotel at 10:00 p.m. and played Pusoy Dos, who someone was so unfortunate to always lose almost every rounds….hahaha!  After a few drinks that we bought on our way home, we tried to sleep so we can wake up early for the next day’s itinerary.
More post on of our trip and photo bombing on the next  days to come!

Zen Zest Coral Eau de Toilette

I’m of the opinion that everyone has to have their own parfum signature. Remember when someone passes by and you immediately know who that someone is without even taking a glance? However, if your a student or someone who just started at your job, purchasing a parfum with a Php3000+ price tag is simply impractical thing to do.

So if you still don’t have the budget to buy your “scent” mate I introduce you Zen Zest Coral Eau de Toilette (Php200).

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Yes, it’s only Php200! At first glance you would think that the price would range from Php800-1000. Why so? As you can see it is packaged in a colorful thick box and the bottle itself is made of thick glass. It doesn’t feel cheap at all and it looks and smells like its pricey counterparts.

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The smell is Lovely. It’s very feminine, flowery and powdery, but not overpowering at all. I think it is perfect for everyday use and very affordable too! But since it’s only EDT, the smell doesn’t last long. I think it lasts approximately two hours before the scent completely disappears. What I do is decant it in a small spray bottle so I can spritz on anytime of the day.

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Overall, this is great everyday scent for all ladies. I highly recommend this for teens who want to smell more lady-like without smelling like your Lola. And it’s best choice for women on a budget but would still smell elegant and not musky.