Sunday, January 30, 2011

Night out - FOTN + Random pictures at Republiq

Hello again! :)

I think the ever so lovely & cute Melody suggested that I post about this since I showed her my photos. *pinch, pinch, pinch >:)

I have really been busy this past week hence, I decided to go out with my sisters and some friends last Friday night. I had a class at 8AM the following morning and we went home at around 5AM. My Saturday classes are upp to 4PM but I just decided to take some time off. :p Imagine how KO'ed I was when I got home last Saturday hahaha! xD

One has to study hard but party harder!!! I learned this from my professor who topped the bar exams. LOL!

Hello nightlife!
*waves*

One of the things I like about Republiq is that the place
is pretty safe and there are bouncers roaming all over the place.
My sister with our friends. :3
Whattt the?!?! I'm on the ledge because I was taking photos. xD
My necklace, dress & strappy heels are all from Forever 21. 
Our table which was overflowing with drinks. Hehe x)
The fee paid for the table is consumable, hence we didn't have a choice but to drink. :p
I was seriously just taking pictures, like this one.. :p

 Our friend Yassi is soooo pretty! She looks like a doll. :3
I was taking a picture of my friend Arash but I guess two celebrities 
got included in the picture. LOL!
my sister again with our friends. :3

For some weird reason every person who was on this picture said they looked funny and wanted me to 
crop them off the pictures so I ended up with a solo shot. This was taken around 3Am. >o<"

FOTN:

FACE:
Smashbox Photo finish primer
- HERA HD Foundation #23 from Sis Locke <3
 MAC Studio Fix Foundation in NC30

- Benefit Highbeam
Nars Blush in Deep Throat

EYES:
- Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
Fasio Gradation in I-2 shade no. 1 as highlighter 
-MAC Loud Lash Mascara
- In2it Waterproof gel liner in WG01 very black
-Skinfood Black Bean Eyebrow Pencil #6 Brown
-Sleek i-Divine Sparkle E/S in Starlight & Twinkle
-Missha Eye Lash #04 Natural Long & Clear Eyelash

Lips:
- EOS Lip Balm in Sweet Mint
- Etude House Moon Crystal Power Gloss (Pink)
- MAC Cremesheen in Creme Cup


I hope everyone enjoyed their weekends!

xxx,
Sugar

and the winner of my first giveaway is....

Hi! :)

Yay!!!! I had a total of 99 giveaway entries. I just wrote down all the names and the corresponding numbers and let Random Number Generator/Picker pick out the winner.

I had to disqualify some entries because they didn't read the rules. :( I will soon have a giveaway for international friends but please give me time to organize one, ok? :)

I don't know how to take screen shots. :/ I wanted to but my laptop is not being cooperative and I just couldn't paste the picture of the webpage.

Anyway, 
The winner of my 1st giveaway is.... #85 - 
Emafe Rice of http://www.pinkiericegurl.com/ !!!!!!


YAYYYYY!!!! Congratulations dear! :)

I decided to draw a 2nd winner just because I wanted to... :p

The 2nd prize winner is.... #12 -
Louise of  syry-online.blogspot.com!!!!!!
YAAAYYYYY!!! And you said you never win anything LOL! xD

Congratulations to the both of you! x)
*Sending emails now.



To everyone who participated I would like to say thank you so much for your support. :)


xxx, 
Sugar

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Etude House-romantic beauty stand, romantic handy mirror & Lioele Princess Mirror

Hello. ^___^ Today, I would like to share pictures of a few accessories I have recently acquired. First, is the Etude House Romantic Beauty Stand.
It looks like this. 
I use it to keep my brushes and some glosses & mirrors so they will be all easy to locate.
I am sorry if it's messy. I am not OC like most girls are. :(
Details. 
It is ornately decorated and is very pretty. I think it will look
good on top of any dresser. :) The material from which it is made seems
durable & this is pretty thick.
That's me in my pajamas. LOL! xD
The best thing about this beauty stand is it's pretty affordable. It 
costs less than or about 200Php or is less than $5. :p

 Now, on to the next accessories - the Etude House Romantic Handy Mirror and the Lioele Princess Mirror
Front 
Yes, the disparity in the size of the two is undeniable. The Lioele mirror
is small.. Too tiny for my liking but it can be really helpful and is more portable. Hehe. >o<"
Back
Etude House's Romantic Handy Mirror
Liole Princess Mirror.
The details on this mirror are so pretty but I'm a big person & this kind
of looks funny when I am holding it. :p 

Please do not scroll down if you hate seeing my pictures. :3 I would just like to share something with my friends. So, I took a picture this evening wearing BB cream on my face and lo and behold... 

I hate it when this happens. >o<"
My solution is to fix the lighting of the picture.. 
Well, the ones you will see below may seem a bit too edited but I just changed 
the lighting because I want my pictures to be prettier. x)

Cropped & changed exposure/lighting but you can still see the uneven skin tone. 
However, I think the original picture is a bit more obvious.
In black and white.

I use Photoscape to edit pictures - to crop, resize, change lighting, put effects or whatever. :3 I don't have Adobe Photoshop on my laptop. I think that it isn't for lazy people like me and it's a bit too complicated. xD
Photoscape is also a free software so if you need a program to edit your pictures, I'd say give it a try. ;)

It's going to be weekend soon. YAAAYYYY!!! xD

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

REVIEW: Fasio Gradation in I-2, Blog Award & Update

I know - I hardly use eye makeup, but I just couldn't resist getting this one. I just want to do a quick review on this product because I know it deserves a review. However, I am also aware that my review is quite late... Anyway---

Fasio Gradation in I-2

A diagram of how the colors should be used which I did not follow LOL!
The packaging is really simple. 
The packaging reminds me of other Japanese makeup
in the market. :)
Back
The palette comes with a sponge applicator.
Swatches. :)
Again, I know I am terrible at swatching but I try, ok?

Swatches with numbers for reference. xD
I would say that the colors on this palette are not too pigmented but does produce color. The colors are buildable and easy to work with. It is neither creamy nor chalky but are ok. Colors 1-3 are somewhat shimmery/frosted but are not sparkly and do not contain glitter.

The palette is also not expensive, it is a good investment for those who are just starting with makeup.

The only downside I can think of, is that it's not widely available. I purchase this from http://wehaveit43.multiply.com/ - the owner is very nice and even sent me freebies! YAY! xD

FOTN using the eye palette. :)

Yayyyyy!!! I got another blogger award from two lovely ladies
Madiha from obsessiveness 4 makeup and Hollie of Random Beauty 
awarded me with the Versatile Blogger award. Thank you so much
girls! I really appreciate it. Hugs and kisses to the both of you! <3

Sorry for the delayed post, I have been very busy lately. =___=

I remember recently posting 7 random stuff about me which was way too long so I'd make this one shorter: 

1. I am a daddy's girl and proud of it. :)
2. I want to travel to at least one country in all the 7 continents before I die.
3. I was originally left handed but my pre-school teacher forced me to write with my right hand. :(
4.  I always bring candies with me everywhere I go. :p
5. People who try to surprise me end up more surprised at my reaction, because I either do this - O.O or this - O.o or I may instantly slap or hit the person who attempted to surprise me.
6. I am not scared of cockroaches but am terrified of rats.
7. I tend to get creative when I am depressed LOL! xD

I am tagging anyone who wants to do this tag. :3

UPDATE:

I got a new camera. YAYYYY!!!! xD
Test shots
I was told that I had to drain the battery before initial charging 
so I just kept taking pictures of whatever I saw. :)

View from the rooftop.
This is where I live. (:
 Images were resized & watermarked but I didn't edit
the lighting or whatever. 


Giveaway Update- I had to disqualify some entries because they didn't follow rules. The giveaway is only open to Philippines residents but I will try to host another giveaway for my international followers. :3


   


Sunday, January 23, 2011

Update - Quick post + Love package from Locke


Hello everyone! I am sorry for not updating sooner. I have been very busy the past week. :/ I would
like to apologize for the lack of updates on my blog. If you do follow me on Twitter you can say "hi." or whatever there. :)

I will be reviewing more products for you this week. As soon as I am finished with my exams but would like to make a quick post on a love package I recieved. YAY!!! :3

The lovely Locke of Girlish Mood sent me a love package last week. Do check and visit her blog because, she does awesome reviews of Korean brands and is one of the sweetest bloggers I know. I was not expecting that she would be sending me so many. And it really made me happy! :D Now, I have more stuff to try out and use.
Big box! Let's peek inside.. :D
The whole Skin 79 A.C. Clinic set - :O
I have been trying these out and am loving everything. 
Masks from Tony Moly and Etude House AC Clinic Red Spot Balm
Locke is so thoughtful. I have been complaining to her about having breakouts lately.

Mamonde Skin Care set, Missha BB cream sample, Face shop nail polish, and various samples. :) She was
also kind enough to include a sample of Hera foundation. xD

Thank you so much sis!! :3 I really appreciate it! Mwahugs! 

By the way, I just want to show everyone the new rings I recently picked up. :)
I do not know what these rings are called but I have always liked big rings so I got Three. YAY!! xD

It's Monday again. Hope everyone has a wonderful week ahead ! =)


xxx, 
Sugar


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Sleek i-Divine Sparkle Palette

Hi everyone! I will be turning another year older this week. Oh yeah, level up mode! :P 

Anyway, last December, the ever so wonderful, Shadada Karim of Adventures in Makeup offered to send me her Sleek i-divine palette. I believe the palette did not work for her and she didn't want to waste it so she offered to send it to me. I was shocked... O.O Yeah, I really was. I couldn't believe that she would be that generous. The Sparkle palette is limited edition. I may not be as lucky as some people are, and getting a palette was like winning a contest/giveaway for me. 

And so to make the long story short I received the palette last Monday. YAAAYYY!!!! xD 

Front view
back view
Not much going on here. The packaging is sleek, simple and sturdy.
The palette. The colors are so vivid and gorgeous!
fallout everywhere but the colors are still lovely
I wish the camera would pick up the sparkles/glitters of the palette. :/

Swatches - All colors were swatched over Etude House's primer
First row swatches
I know I am terrible at swatching... But I try... :3
2nd raw swatches 
All the colors are so pigmented and sparkly! 
I super loveeeeeeetttttt!!!!!

PROS:
- sparkly, shimmery a must for those who love glittery and sparkly stuff like me. :3
- color payoff is awesome.
- the colors blend well and don't entirely disappear when blended together.
- blendable & smooth although not as creamy as Urban Decay, non of the colors is chalky.

CONS:
- fallout. :( one must be very gentle with the E/S or else it will get everywhere.
- not available in my country. :(

Of course I just had to try it out! 
Face:
-Etude House - Precious BB Cream Mineral #2 Sheer Silky Skin
- MAC Studio Fix Foundation in NC30
- Smashbox Blush/Soft Lights Duo Under/Cover

Eyes:
-Etude House Proof 10 Eye Primer
-MAC Loud Lash Mascara
-Skinfood Black Bean Eyebrow Pencil #6 Brown
-MAC Brow Set in Beguille A10
- In2it Waterproof gel liner in WG01 very black
Sleek i-Divine Sparkle E/S in Festive & Illusion
Guerlain Paris Divinora in Mauve Acuer No. 63
-Etude House Bling Bling Eye Stick (Gold)

Lips:
- Etude House Moon Crystal Power Gloss (Purple/Lavander)
I also smothered a light purple eyeshadow on my lips from my  Smashbox Eye Shadow Palette in Classifeyed

Close up.. :) 
Can you see the wrinkles on my forehead? 
All my wrinkles are on my forehead LOL!
Please ignore my silly ribbon. LOL!
The colors are just so vibrant & vivid.

Also included in my package is a Habibi Body - Sugar Cane perfume

You might be wondering what Sugar cane smells like? We have many sugar canes in my country and I believe they smell really sweet. This perfume doesn't smell like Sugar Cane to me but has a very saccharine scent that is so subtle that lasts for a decent amount of time and is very wearable. 
I actually hate perfume oils but really like this one as it doesn't feel sticky and is easily absorbed by the skin when applied.
My sister has been trying to claim this as hers but I said it was a gift so she can't have it. >:)

Thank you so much for the wonderful package, Ms. Shadada!!!! You truly made me happy. :) As in super happy!!! I really love how pigmented and sparkly the palette is and will promise to use it.

Ms. Shadada's blog is @ Adventures in Makeup if you aren't yet a follower please pay her blog a visit. You're really missing out if you haven't been following her. She hosts the most awesome giveaways, does daily makeup looks and is one of the most honest person ever in reviewing products. I super love her!!! 


xxx,
Sugar